LANCASTER – A man died Tuesday of injuries he suffered in an assault about three months ago in Lancaster, authorities said.
Joaquin Alexandre, 61, of Lancaster was pronounced dead around 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
Alexandre had checked himself into a local hospital Monday, Sept. 21, sheriff’s homicide detectives said in a news release.
“The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office determined the victim’s death was caused by injuries sustained from an assault that occurred on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in the 44000 block of Shad Street, Lancaster,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Homicide detectives were responding to the hospital to investigate the circumstances surrounding Alexandre’s death, according to the sheriff’s news release, which did not provide any details on the assault or the extent of Alexandre’s injuries.
Homicide detectives could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
UPDATED 9.23.15: CAUSE OF DEATH STILL UNDETERMINED
In a news release issued Wednesday, homicide detectives said the victim’s cause of death is still undetermined and “it is unknown at this time if the injuries he sustained from a June 24, 2015, incident led to his death.”
“The cause of death will be determined by the Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner -Coroner’s office and has not been determined as previously stated in [an] earlier press release,” homicide detectives said. Read the LASD news release here.