(L.A.) Samuel Rucker, 52, Died at a Transient Encampment

Case Number: 2023-01724

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 52-year-old male that occurred at a transient encampment.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Samuel Rucker.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Combined Effects of Fentanyl, Fluorofentanyl, and Methamphetamine

RIP SAMUEL RUCKER (February 27, 1970 – February 11, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 7:46 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 19, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.