(L.A.) Zuleika Cruz, 14, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-11313

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 14-year-old Hispanic female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the teenager as Zuleika Cruz.

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 six months.

RIP ZULEIKA CRUZ (November 29, 2008 – August 26, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 10:05 a.m.

The government investigator noted that the young teen had a history of suffering from depression.