(L.A.) Pilar Nevarez IV, 39, Died in a Hospital
Case Number: 2022-06754
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 39-year-old Hispanic male that occurred in a hospital.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as Pilar Nevarez IV.
Manner of Death: Natural
Cause of Death A: Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis
Cause of Death B: Chronic Ethanol Consumption
RIP PILAR MARTINEZ NEVAREZ IV (August 27, 1982 – June 28, 2022)
According to family, the decedent was born with a ventricular septal defect.
He is survived by his wife Margaret and their sons Pilar V and Jaden Dodger.
A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this death may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. mec.lacounty.gov/purchase-case-documents/?caseNumber=2022-06754
Acute pancreatitis can present as sudden, expected death and, therefore, fall under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C). Although its etiologies are varied, alcohol abuse, trauma, and drugs are important to consider in the forensic setting.