(L.A.) Ronald Forsyth, 53, Died in Jail

Case Number: 2024-00854

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 53-year-old White/Caucasian male while in the custody of the sheriff’s department

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Ronald Forsyth.

Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Simunek.

Brown hair. Hazel eyes. Height: 6 feet. Weight: 180 pounds

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease

RIP RONALD RODNEY FORSYTH (March 25, 1970 – January 12, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 9:46 p.m.

The decedent was found lifeless inside his cell at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility located 450 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Ronald R. Forsyth was arrested on August 21, 2023, and was assigned housing at TTCF on December 3, 2023.

In 2022, he had been sent to Patton State Hospital, a forensic psychiatric hospital in San Bernardino.

This is a relatively young death from heart disease, considering he was not obese or overweight.