(L.A.) Roberto Cruz Martinez, 24, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-03822

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 24-year-old Hispanic male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Roberto Cruz Martinez.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Stab Wound(s) of Neck

The decedent’s body has been released.

RIP ROBERTO CRUZ MARTINEZ (November 20, 1998 – April 9, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 12:48 p.m.

Not sure why the deputy medical examiner wrote it as “wound(s)” with the plural marker “s” in parentheses. One should be able to tell upon examination whether the decedent got stabbed once or more than once. Or it could be that he couldn’t tell whether one wound was solely the cause of the death or that more than one wound contributed to death.