By Ryan Gierach, West Hollywood, California
Today the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the man found dead inside a car in West Hollywood on May 31, after determining that the death was probably drug related.
Assistant Chief Investigator for the Coroner’s office, Ed Winter, the victim was identified as Shariar Ebrahimi, 26, a West Hollywood resident.
Because there was no evidence of foul play and deputies discovered drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle beside Mr. Ebrahimi’s body, Sheriff’s deputies called the coroner’s office immediately to begin the investigation.
Mr. Winter said that an autopsy had been performed and his death has been defined so far as a probable drug overdose. A toxicology report will provide the cause of death.
Toxicology tests take between 6-8 weeks.
Sheriff’s deputies received a call at approximately 4:25 p.m. on May 31 from a concerned passerby notifying them of an unconscious man in a car near the corner of Norton and Harper avenues, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact investigators with the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station at (310) 855-8850.