Miguel Ernesto Guardado Jr., a 42-year-old Latino, was found dead Monday, March 11, in the 25600 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.
Shortly after 2 p.m., deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about a dead body and found Guardado on the beach, unresponsive, according to a news release from the department.
Guardado was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
At first, foul play was not suspected, but after an autopsy, the death was ruled a homicide by the coroner's office. Guardado had been shot in the upper torso. The department did not release additional information about the killing.
Claudia Navarro, Guardado’s cousin, said he was a caring man who was like a “big brother” to her.
Guardado worked for the Los Angeles Unified ...