VAN NUYS (CNS) — There was no sign of trauma on the body of a 61-year-old telecommunications company worker who was found dangling from a utility pole in the rear of a home in Valley Glen, the coroner’s office said.
An autopsy on the body of Robert Alfred Hernandez on Sunday, May 15, found no signs of electrocution or other types of trauma, coroner’s Capt. John Kades said.
The cause of the Studio City resident’s May 13 death has been deferred, pending the results of lab and toxicology tests, Kades said, but authorities suspect he suffered some type of medical emergency as he was working.
Emergency personnel were dispatched at 2:50 p.m. on May 13 to 6044 N. Ventura Canyon Ave., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The AT&T employee was unconscious and dangling upside down when rescuers arrived, according to Stewart. He was pronounced dead at the scene.