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jumper090815[KHTS] – Coroner’s officials have identified the man who died on the southbound I-5 Valencia Boulevard on-ramp Tuesday night.

Michael Henry Cisneros, 20, of Canyon Country, has been identified as the man found dead on the southbound I-5 Valencia Boulevard on-ramp, said Lt. Ed Winter with the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner.

It is believed that he died as a result of suicide, Winter said. The cause of death will be confirmed when the autopsy has been completed.

Cisneros was pronounced dead at the scene, according to L.A. County Sheriff’s Department officials.

The incident was reported at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.

Recent statistics indicate the North Los Angeles County region has the highest rate of calls for attempted and completed suicides in Los Angeles County, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department data.

For anyone seeking information about mental health resources available in the Santa Clarita Valley, below is a list and a link to more information:

There are 24-hour numbers available. In the event of an emergency, 911 should always be the first call. Those looking to speak with someone can call 1-800-273-8255, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1-800-854-7771, for The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and 1-800-784-2433, for The Treatment Advocacy Center. You can contact the SCV Child & Family Center at 661-259-9439. The phone number for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is 661-257-9688.

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  1. :( ..may he rest in peace ..

  2. 2nd body found in this area, both suicides

  3. He was my nephew in law. Very nice person. RIP. My condolences to his family.

  4. Karina Neri Karina Neri says:

    Susie Neri 20 yrs old😔

  5. My condolences to his family and yours Sylvia Sifuentes big hug to Gabriel Sifuentes

  6. I’m so so sorry for him and his loved ones. Truly heartbreaking news.

  7. What a tragedy. We are losing to many young adults recently. Praying for the family.

  8. Vianka Ramos Vianka Ramos says:

    Rest in peace heart breaking

  9. Alle Jacobowitz I passed this on my way to your house last night

  10. Michael was such a good guy! Always full of smiles. I can’t believe it!! We used to skateboard in our early highschool years. I gave him a board a few months ago hoping we could catch up. Rest in Peace

  11. Very sad. It’s a shame that this country has so few mental health programs for those suffering. End the stigma! Ask for help. Get others help.

  12. What is up with all these suicide’s so tragic since I lived in scv in 1 year I already heard of 5 this year it just breaks my heart

  13. Another loss heartbreaking my prayers are with his family

  14. Anna Rogers Anna Rogers says:

    A lot of young kids taking their lives. We need more mental health access as well as more access to drug programs for the young. Often these young kids have started drugs at a young age, thus as they get older their is more likely hood of depression and anxiety which often can lead to suicide. I’m not saying this young man had a drug problem but even if as a young teenager he experented it could have a lasting affect causing later problems

  15. Elva Durazo Elva Durazo says:

    So sad… RIP young man… My condolences for Family and friends…. Mental health help is so important for these young victims… Wish he could’ve found it on time ! 🙏😔

  16. Kai Ellis Kai Ellis says:

    So sorry for his family and friends. What a tragic loss.

    • 22 and from Stevensons Ranch* , but Michael was such a bright student! I remember having Calculus & Organic Chemistry with him back in COC before we transferred off, rest in paradise Michael you will be missed <3

  17. I will cherish every single silly moment I had with you, just like the one in this picture. You’ll always be my family, I hope you’re finally at peace ❤️ I love you mike 💕

  18. So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  19. Also pray for the poor person who hit this young man. How horrible for him or her.

  20. Armando Palacios says:

    I went to school with him, we were not friend, but he seemed to be a nice person. May he rest in peace.

  21. I was heading to work last night, I saw the cover over the body and was so sad. I sure hope his family will recover from this, devastating.

  22. Emily Lyman Emily Lyman says:

    He was in a couple of my classes in high school. He always made the classes entertaining and fun. Really sad to hear he passed. May he rest in peace.

  23. Alex Iglesias Chloe Murphy

  24. Lisa Statti Lisa Statti says:

    Hey Courtney Johnson did you know this guy? Sad to hear. .. prayers for the family

  25. Anonymous says:

    How sad

  26. He was my younger cousin, thank you all for your condolences. He was a very kind and loving person and he will be missed :(

  27. Barbara Hall Barbara Hall says:

    So sad , for the family left behind and so sad he felt so desperate, if only he could have got some help RIP young man

  28. Wow this is getting crazy. Valencia lives matter!

  29. Jade Halcon Jade Halcon says:

    Michael lived on my street and we were coworkers in high school. He was such a great guy and always laughing. Praying for him and his family~

  30. Carly Fish Carly Fish says:

    This is sad. Please remember everyone is fighting a battle we know nothing about. Be kinder… Smile at strangers,make a conversation with someone who looks like they may be having a bad day… Be mindful. Everyone is so busy and thoughtless these days. Spread love, you may be saving someone’s life.

  31. Very sad tragedy. We never know what’s behind the smile. Mental Health is a health crisis in this country. It’s time we start to treat it like one.

    • Lucy Romero Lucy Romero says:

      That’s right! We never know what’s behind the smile and kindness. Sometimes people who suffer depression are the ones helping others and most of the time hide their feelings… They suffer in silence :'(

  32. So heartbreaking. He may not be in any more pain but what about his family? His friends? I lost a cousin to suicide 2 weeks ago and a friend last Monday …..its absolutely devastating. Why why why????? I hope he is at peace and I send love and light to the people he left behind

  33. Lucy Romero Lucy Romero says:

    All this suicides :'(

  34. More things need to be done for suicide prevention . to many young life’s taken to soon. I’ve lost a few friends and one this year the same way and she was smart beautiful and loved life just struggled with issues and loss of someone she cared about. My heart goes out to this young gent and his family and friends. And I hope this now city finally wakes up and relizes we need a more affordable and open clinics to help with the depressed that we have here.. To many young and older that I know and I feel could have been treated.. God bless and be kind to all you pathways with everyday.

  35. Darwin Lopez Darwin Lopez says:

    Chelsea Jean Leah Ann Cabacungan

  36. So heartbreaking to hear about someone so young and full of life take their own life. Praying for his friends and family to find peace.
    You never truly know what battles people are going through.

  37. My heart breaks for the life lost & for his surviving family and friends. I’m going to leave this information here as well: Recent statistics indicate the North Los Angeles County region has the highest rate of calls for attempted and completed suicides in Los Angeles County, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department data.
    For anyone seeking information about mental health resources available in the Santa Clarita Valley, below is a list and a link to more information:
    There are 24-hour numbers available. In the event of an emergency, 911 should always be the first call. Those looking to speak with someone can call 1-800-273-8255, for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; 1-800-854-7771, for The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and 1-800-784-2433, for The Treatment Advocacy Center. You can contact the SCV Child & Family Center at 661-259-9439. The phone number for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project is 661-257-9688

  38. I worked with him back in like 2012 at Ross. He was always really fun to work with. Really happy. I saw him a few times on the CoC campus since then but never had the courage to say hi again after such a long time. I wish I had. He was super sweet and cool. RIP

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