Coroner, Health Department Release Statement on Rodas

Vassil Pertchinkov, Guido's co-owner, also issues statement.

Statement from the LA County Department of Public Health and the Department of Coroner 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner in reviewing the case of an employee of Guido’s Restaurant in Malibu, who died on March 18, 2012. Public Health has not found any problem that would increase the risk to the public’s health, nor has it found any public health reason to close the restaurant. The Department of Coroner is awaiting the results of microscopic tissue studies and biological laboratory cultures to aid in the determination of manner and cause of death. No further information is available for release at this time.

Statement from Guido's co-owner, Vassil Pertchinkov

To Patrons, Friends and otherwise anyone concerned:

We here at Guidos are very saddened by the loss of our employee, Carlos Rodas. We want to let everyone know that the health department has been out to inspect our restaurant following this incident. We want you to know that we are committed to your health and safety. We have not been advised by any agency that we should shut our doors as a result of Carlos’death. We remain open for business and we hope to see all of you in the restaurant soon. 


R Y A N March 24, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I took the photo of the missing pay phone is the Lost Hills Sheriff station lobby many months after Mitrice was released. I felt that released persons have a right to private-line privacy to call their attorney for privileged communication (and not be recorded/monitored by Sheriff personnel. Only those knowledgeable of circumstances at the time of Mitrice's release can say for sure if the pay phone was there that day, possibly other people similarly released. Call records from that pay phone might prove its existence at the expense of disclosure of that private information. I don't know how to address that catch-22, unless you'd be satisfied with a statement when that pay phone was collected by Verizon or the private pay phone entity. Lastly, if the pay phone was Verizon, there woudl likely be a bill for it paid by the County because it is inside a building and not visible by passers by for general use/operational revenue. Second, the Malibu Sheriff's subsequent record to provide the community with prompt information has improved. Like anything else, there is some risk with the accuracy of preliminary or unconfirmed information. It is seems to me that the Sheriff has or will re-review their policies on release of information under such circumstances. Mistake or not, continued griping won't effect policy change by itself. Further comment on the range of information released spcific to this case can be taken up with Captain Stephen or Sheriff Baca.
J. Flo March 24, 2012 at 08:23 PM
HAHAHA Love that man.
Andy Lyon March 24, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Linda Vallejo March 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Hi Ryan I remember you! I was at LASD soon after and a friend of mine was there several days after Mitrice left LASD and there was no phone plus deputy made snotty remark re Mitrice. Regarding posting real name my friend works for a Forbes top Intl. Property and they do look up prospective employees on website social media. Who cares if it is not their real name? It's about content. Can't believe someone's only comment is shame on Patch! You guys are doing a fantastic job!nnn
Alessandra DeClario March 26, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Hey Jonathan - I still miss you. Glad you put your 2 cents in once in a while.. BTW I am just me... a rose by any other name is still a rose... At least I'm off Youtube!!! ha ha ha As for this tragedy ... I still feel that we all need to think of sending our thoughts/prayers for his eternal life and the peace of the family. And it DOES remind me of "24"!


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