(L.A.) Simon Yebio, 44, Died in a Tent

Case Number: 2024-02687

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 44-year-old Black male that occurred in a tent.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Simon Yebio.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Effects

RIP SIMON YEBIO (July 14, 1979 – February 13, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 7:12 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the CoD ruling on March 30, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back positive for the drugs.

The decedent’s surname appears to be Eritrean.

L.A. Times article from 2009

Simon Yebio grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, got hooked on crack cocaine and methamphetamine and wound up on skid row in Los Angeles… He is now in residential treatment at Tarzana headquarters; it’s his first time at Tarzana but, at age 29, his 14th time in taxpayer-funded rehab.