Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide detectives are
investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal drug
overdose of a 26-year-old man at the West Hollywood home of
prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that while coroner’s officials
ruled Gemmel Moore’s July 27 death an accident, homicide
detectives will be conducting a follow-up investigation based on
“additional information.” He declined to elaborate.
Initial investigations by deputies and the Los Angeles County
Coroner’s office did not flag anything suspicious in Moore’s
death, sheriff’s Capt. Chris Bergner said, but the new probe was
being launched “out of abundance of caution.”
Seymour Amster, an attorney representing Buck, said Monday that
his client had “nothing to do with this young man’s tragic