(L.A.) Michael Karpew, 33, Died at MacArthur Park

Case Number: 2024-05818

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 33-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in the Westlake area near downtown and Koreatown.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Michael Karpew.

STATUS: The decedent’s body is ready to be released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered drug screening, the next public update may take three to five months.

RIP MICHAEL KARPEW (November 6, 1990 – April 7, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 7:05 p.m.

The decedent’s body was found lifeless at MacArthur Park.

Reference address: 653 South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Map views only approximate location and do not indicate the precise spot where the incident happened.

meth addict at MacArthur Park

In the past three years, MacArthur Park has become a hub for fentanyl sales and consumption.

MacArthur Park sits at the epicenter of L.A.’s overdose crisis.