Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Accidental Drug Overdose Killed Man in Democratic Donor's Home, Coroner Says

Timothy Dean, a man who died in the West Hollywood apartment of Democratic donor Ed Buck on in January, suffered an accidental methamphetamine overdose, the coroner's officer announced Monday.

In 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore died of a drug overdose in the same apartment, but no charges have been filed against Buck related to either death.

Moore's mother filed a lawsuit against Buck, District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum in February claiming the trio "don't care."

Dean's death remains under investigation, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau saying investigators are continuing to interview people who have come forward to offer information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the "P3 Tips" Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

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