(L.A.) Reginald Harris, 48, Died from an Overdose

Case Number: 2023-01653

Reginald Harris drug overdose

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Los Angeles county government has made public the death of a 48-year-old male that occurred on a bench.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Reginald Harris.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl and Cocaine

RIP REGINALD DWAYNE HARRIS (June 25, 1974 – February 10, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 7:13 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 1, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs. This was determined to have been an accidental overdose.

LA Coroner Admits to ‘Mistake’ in Identification of Body in Downtown LA

Katrina Hale said she received a call from her stepson after she was told he had died.

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office tells NBC4 they made a rare mistake and misidentified a body discovered in downtown Los Angeles.

If Hale had not brought it to the coroner’s attention, the deceased would have been cremated and the wrong family informed of his death.

Reginald Jabbar Harris, nicknamed JJ, is dead, she was told. The LA county coroner’s office told her he was found on a bench at Seventh and Spring in downtown Los Angeles.

The coroner’s office explains: “The FBI fingerprint return identified the person as Reginald Dwayne Harris with an alternate identification of Reginald Jabbar Harris.”