The man whose body was found near a freeway offramp in Silver Lake last month most likely died of an accidental drug overdose, according to authorities. The body of Karabed Garo Hoogasian, 32, of Glendale was discovered on the morning of April 23 near the southbound Silver Lake Boulevard onramp to the Hollywood Freeway. The results of a Los Angeles coroner investigation “were consistent with death by drug overdose,” said Lt. Wes Buhrmester with the Rampart Division. In a comment posted today on The Eastsider, Buhrmester said:
Narcotics and paraphernalia were found in his clothing, and there was no sign of trauma or other factor which would have caused death. Upon receipt of toxicology tests, the coroner will make a final determination of death, which will likely be an accidental overdose.
Detectives have not been able to find out who dumped Hoogasian’s body next to the freeway following interviews with family and friends. Click here for more details on the investigation.