(L.A.) Michael Norton III, One-Year-Old, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2015-06924

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a one-year-old Black male that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the infant as Michael Norton III.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death A: Dehydration

Cause of Death B: Consequences of Maternal Death

RIP MICHAEL NORTON III (September 4, 2014 – October 5, 2015)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 3:10 p.m.

This was the adopted son of Erika Tomassian who suddenly died from unknown cause while feeding him inside her apartment. Her corpse was not found until two days later. There was another toddler in the apartment who barely survived.