(L.A.) Seanfrancis Ziegenbein, 26, Died in a Stairwell

Case Number: 2023-13005

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 26-year-old White/Caucasian male who was found lifeless in a stairwell.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Seanfrancis Ziegenbein of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Hair: Blond. Eyes: Hazel

Height: 5 feet 11 inches. Weight: 145 pounds

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl

RIP SEAN FRANCIS KAVANAUGH ZIEGENBEIN (March 25, 1997 – September 26, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 3:37 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on November 29, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drug. This is considered an accidental overdose.

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


The decedent had been arrested in Pinellas County, Florida, in August 2020. The felony charge was for making or discharging a destructive device during the early days of the Black Lives Matter riots.

tampabay.com/news/crime/2020/08/23/st-petersburg-roommates-accused-of-making-testing-molotov-cocktail (article with mugshot photo)