(L.A.) Ralph Maldonado Jr., 68, Died in an Alley

Case Number: 2023-07771

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 68-year-old Hispanic male that occurred in an alley.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Ralph Maldonado Jr.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Other Significant Condition: Effects of Fentanyl and Methamphetamine

RIP RALPH MALDONADO JR. (March 15, 1955 – June 26, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 12:34 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 4, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

Drug deaths are frequently classified as accidents under the assumption that the users didn’t intend to kill themselves.