Deceased Elan identified

By Ivan Cazares

Noe Martinez died on Sept 28 after falling from the fifth floor of Parking Structure 3 the day before.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office released his identity to Campus News. Administration and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department would not release his identity.

Martinez was 39 years old. He was a veteran and a former Elan.

He played football and was a wrestler while he attended East Los Angeles College.

Paramedics arrived at the scene at around 10:30 a.m. and he was transported to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Martinez fell between classes and there were several eyewitnesses.

“I was walking from the lunch truck towards the parking structure and I saw the guy falling down. It all happened so fast. I went downstairs to help him and another man was already giving him first aid responses,” Ivan Aviles said.

Some eye witness said it was a clear attempt at suicide. Some said it looked more like an accident.

He was the first of two fatalities that occurred involving the parking structures this semester.

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