(L.A.) Rene Peña, 51, Died from Meth

Case Number: 2023-10604

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 51-year-old Latino male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Rene Peña.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Methamphetamine

Other Significant Conditions: Medical History of Diabetes Mellitus and Schizophrenia

RIP RENE PEÑA (March 26, 1972 – August 12, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 9:13 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on November 20, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the meth. This is considered an accidental drug overdose.