(L.A.) Ninive Hernandez, 14, Died from Fentanyl

Case Number: 2023-08186

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 14-year-old Hispanic female that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the teenager as Ninive Hernandez.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl

RIP NINIVE HERNANDEZ (April 13, 2009 – July 4, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 12:10 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on November 29, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drug.

We still have to check beyond the last year of records, but this may be the youngest case of an accidental fentanyl overdose in L.A. County ever.