Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on Death of 23-year-old Woman in Whittier Encampment

Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on Death of 23-year-old Woman in Whittier Encampment

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement regarding the death of 23-year-old Corinna Megan Ortega, found unresponsive in a tent in Whittier’s Parnell Park on New Year’s Day.

“As our coroner is working to determine how Corinna died, my office is working to determine whether anything could have been done to prevent her death and connect her with the help she needed. I am working with PATH, the local service provider that had been in contact with her during her time at the Parnell Park encampment, to get a better sense of the challenges she faced. I will be convening a meeting of our local homeless services providers as well as the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team to discuss strategies for how we can better serve the individuals trying to survive in the Parnell Park encampment and how we can prevent another death like Corinna’s.”

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  • Chris LopezRuedas
    commented 2020-01-03 11:30:06 -0800
    Supervisor Hahn do you think the citizens who live in Whittier, the citizens who vote and pay taxes want you to see “How you can better serve the individuals trying to survive in the Parnell Park encampment” we want them removed from the park and out of our city. Why not take them to your local neighborhood park and see if you still feel the same way!
  • Pamela Butler
    commented 2020-01-03 03:29:43 -0800
    Parnell Parks homeless is a bunch of junkies. There are beds available in this City but they won’t go because there are rules against doing drugs in the shelters. Our cities leadership is being held back by state laws! This is absolutely ridiculous for the citizens of this city. We can’t even use our own park!!