ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
Thursday, November 20, 2003
Jonathan Brandis' Suicide Investigation"
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department, Wilshire Area Homicide Unit, is handling the
death investigation of 27 year-old actor Jonathan Brandis.
On November 11, 2003, at about
11:40 p.m., a friend of Jonathan Brandis called police to report
that the actor had attempted suicide at his apartment, located in
the 600 block of Detroit Avenue. Paramedics from the Los Angeles
Fire department responded and transported Brandis to Cedars Sinai
Medical Center where he eventually died from his injuries. Brandis
was pronounced dead by hospital staff on November 12, 2003, at about
An autopsy will be performed
by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and the official cause
of death is still pending.
Anyone with information regarding
this investigation is requested to contact Wilshire Area Homicide
Unit, at 213-473-0460. On weekends and during off-hours, call the
24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL,
This news release was prepared
by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section,
For Release 5:00 pm PST
November 20, 2003
Unit? I thought it was a suicide."
They have to fully investigate in order to entirely
rule out a homicide.
-- "He died of injuries,
but the M.E. didn't suspect foul play?"
of self-inflicted injuries, not any inflicted on him by somebody
-- One report says "apartment"
the other says "in the hallway of his apartment complex"...what's
is conflicting. The only thing that's a speculation on that are
the beams inside as opposed to outside the apartment. We do know
that it occured INSIDE the building someplace, though.
2006 edit: Conclusive
evidence reveals that it occurred in the hallway.