(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 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Pilar Nevarez IV of Lakewood, California.

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)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 7:54 p.m.

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.


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Pilar Nevarez medical examiner's report

Source: https://me.lacounty.gov/case-detail/?caseNumber=2022-06754

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this death may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. me.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.