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LA Coroner to investigate Malibu dishwasher's death

Carlos Rodas, 32, collapsed and died outside Guido's Malibu, where he worked as a dishwasher. Sheriff's detectives determined that Rodas' death was the result of an upper respiratory infection.

March 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said Thursday it was investigating the Sunday death of a worker in Malibu.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday the death of a dishwasher at a Malibu restaurant was not crime-related.

Carlos Rodas, 32, was found outside Guido's Malibu on the 3800 block of Cross Creek Road at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. He had staggered to the front of the restaurant where he worked, and then collapsed and died.

Police initially thought that Rodas was beaten to death due to the preliminary evidence. But after further investigation, detectives have determined that Rodas' death was the result of an upper respiratory infection.

Rodas was found covered in blood in front of the restaurant.

According to the sheriff's department, Rodas had no external trauma to his body.


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