On April 25, 2022, around 7:00 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Area police officers responded to a radio call of a “Death Investigation,” at a high school in the 4500 block of Multnomah Street. Upon arrival, the officers were directed by school staff to the location of the man, who was later identified as Valentin Broeksmit. Broeksmit was found lying on the ground in a courtyard of the school. Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics, who had also responded to the location, attempted to render medical aid; however, Broeksmit did not respond to those attempts and was pronounced deceased at scene.
At the time of the officer’s investigation, there did not appear to be any indication of trauma to Broeksmit’s body and his remains were released to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Detectives from the LAPD’s Central Bureau Homicide (CBH) were notified of the officer’s investigation. Detectives responded to conduct a follow-up investigation and interview potential witnesses. This investigation is still on-going; however, no foul play is suspected at this time and based on the investigation, it appeared that Broeksmit was alone on the grounds of the school most of the weekend preceding his death.
The manner of Broeksmit’s death is pending a review of the investigation, along with the Coroner’s examination and toxicology results.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call Central Bureau Homicide Detective Carrero-Ortiz at 213-996-4118 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. During non-business hours or on weekends calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-Tips (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.