(L.A.) William Moltrup, 55, Died at an Embankment

Case Number: 2023-00497

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 55-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at an embankment.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as William Moltrup.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death: Inanition

RIP WILLIAM P. MOLTRUP (April 29, 1967 – January 12, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was on Thursday at 11:15 a.m.

This man literally starved to death. We’re assuming he was homeless.

In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms and effects of starvation.

Among the over 150,000 death records made public by the county medical examiner since the 1990s, about ten mention inanition as a cause of death.