(L.A.) Semaj Cato, 31, Died in a Shelter

Case Number: 2024-03209

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 31-year-old Black male that occurred in a shelter.

The coroner’s office identified the man as Semaj Cato.

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

STATUS: The decedent’s body has been released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update may take three to seven months.

RIP SEMAJ JAYQUIS CATO (June 29, 1992 – February 22, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 6:59 a.m.