[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
82°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 21
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]


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.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

83 Comments

  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

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
Court: Chiquita Landfill Must Comply with CUP, Pay County $12 Mil.
The L.A. County Superior Court on July 17 sided with Los Angeles County and dismissed a portion of Chiquita Canyon LLC's complaint, which challenged 13 conditions of the county's conditional use permit governing how the landfill operates, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced Friday.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
Suspected Van Thieves Crash, Rupture Gas, Water Lines in Valencia
Four men allegedly stole a van and crashed it at Cinema Drive and Valencia Boulevard late Friday afternoon, breaking gas and water lines and snarling rush-hour traffic in the center of the city.
Friday, Jul 20, 2018
SCV Water Board Trims Own Meeting Attendance Pay
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's board of directors voted in its Tuesday meeting to revise its per-diem payment policy for board members attending industry-related meetings and conferences.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1952 - 7.5-magnitude Kern County earthquake devastates Tehachapi; damage spread from San Diego to Las Vegas [story]
The L.A. County Superior Court on July 17 sided with Los Angeles County and dismissed a portion of Chiquita Canyon LLC's complaint, which challenged 13 conditions of the county's conditional use permit governing how the landfill operates, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced Friday.
Court: Chiquita Landfill Must Comply with CUP, Pay County $12 Mil.
Four men allegedly stole a van and crashed it at Cinema Drive and Valencia Boulevard late Friday afternoon, breaking gas and water lines and snarling rush-hour traffic in the center of the city.
Suspected Van Thieves Crash, Rupture Gas, Water Lines in Valencia
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has announced $4,518,000 in two-year grants to 216 nonprofit arts organizations through its Organizational Grant Program, and the Santa Clarita Philharmonic Orchestra and the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival are among the grantees.
Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Shakespeare Festival Win County Arts Grants
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency's board of directors voted in its Tuesday meeting to revise its per-diem payment policy for board members attending industry-related meetings and conferences.
SCV Water Board Trims Own Meeting Attendance Pay
College of the Canyons men's basketball player Robert Moss will continue his playing career at University of Saint Katherine after committing to join the Firebirds program.
COC Hoopster Robert Moss Commits to University of Saint Katherine
When wives earn more than their husbands, a puzzling thing can happen: Husbands say they earn more than they are and wives underreport their income, according to new Census Bureau research.
Census Research: Spouses Report Earnings Differently When Wives Earn More
Responding to a booming economy and a generous state budget, administrators on Thursday approved the first tuition decrease for the University of California system in nearly 20 years.
University of California Cuts Tuition for First Time in 20 Years
The William S. Hart Union High School District and Spirit Holding, developers of Castaic High School, will host a community kick-off event on Friday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. celebrating the one-year countdown to the grand opening of the new school, currently under construction.
Aug. 3: ‘Countdown to Castaic High’ Public Celebration
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, July 24, starting at 9:30 a.m.
July 24: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24, as high temperatures have been forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley.
SCV Heat Alert Called for Monday, Tuesday
The Lancaster JetHawks jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but two late home runs from Stockton's Sandber Pimentel led the Ports to victory in a 5-4 final on Thursday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Lancaster Can’t Stop Pimentel, Ports
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Department of Justice have made public the government's plan for the court-ordered reunification of children ages 5 years and older who were separated from their parents by immigration authorities.
Feds Detail Plan to Reunite Immigrant Children with Parents
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
During a press conference on Thursday at the Gerdau steel mill in Rancho Cucamonga, Chief Eric Parra announced the destruction of 3,566 weapons confiscated within in Los Angeles County. This event comes typically in July, in compliance with California Penal Code 18005(c), which calls for weapons unable to be sold to the public or returned to their owners, to be destroyed.
More than 3,500 Weapons Destroyed at Annual Destruction Event
The Summer Art Festival, at the Oaks Club of Valencia, invites you to a fun, free artists’ reception on Saturday, Aug. 11, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 11: Summer Art Festival at Oaks Club
When you think "Advanced Manufacturing," Santa Clarita Valley probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.
SCV Paves the Way for Advanced Manufacturing
(CN) – Delivering a blow to a Silicon Valley billionaire, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday erased a November ballot measure proposing to divide the Golden State in three.
State Supreme Court Tosses Ballot Measure to Split California in Three
Internationally famous Doña Oxford aka “The Goddess of Soul,” is fronting one of the hottest Blues bands of the 21st century. She has toured all over the world, bringing her amazing keyboard playing and vocals to devoted fans in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States.
July 20: Valencia Jazz & Blues Series to Feature Doña Oxford
No business is immune from the unthinkable. Workplace violence is an increasingly important topic for organizations of all types.
Aug. 21: Active Shooter Awareness Training at VIA Luncheon
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Church is holding their 2nd Annual Summer Night Car Show Friday, Aug. 24 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Aug. 24: St. Kateri 2nd Annual Summer Night Car Show
The Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority on Thursday launched the Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal, dubbed LA-HOP, the new Countywide Web-based portal that channels outreach support to people experiencing homelessness.
County Launches Online Portal to Combat Homelessness
LOS ANGELES - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced Tuesday the company is now offering $75 rebates for residential customers who purchase eligible Energy Star certified smart thermostats that help residents manage their heating and cooling costs and conserve energy.
SoCal Gas Offering Rebates for Customers with Smart Thermostats
STOCKTON – Brian Serven put together one of his best offensive performances of the season to lead the JetHakwks to a 7-2 to win over the Stockton Ports on Wednesday night at Banner Island Ballpark.
Serven Leads JetHawks to Victory in Series Opener Against Stockton
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Brad Renison to become the new Director of Transportation. Most recently, Mr. Renison has been serving as the Interim Director of Transportation.
Hart District Names Brad Renison New Transportation Director
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired four-time All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Díaz, Dean Kremer, Zach Pop and Breyvic Valera.
Dodgers Acquire 4-Time All-Star Manny Machado
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Dr. Catherine Nicholas to become the new principal of Sequoia School.
Hart District Appoints Dr. Catherine Nicholas as New Sequoia School Principal
Welcome to paradise at a high-energy, live show coming up in Santa Clarita’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by Logix Federal Credit Union, this Saturday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., in Central Park (27150 Bouquet Canyon Road).
July 21: Concerts in the Park to Feature Green Day Tribute Band
SCV Sheriff's Crime Prevention Unit deputies and station detectives have noted an increase in the thefts of catalytic converters from cars in Santa Clarita Valley. The favored target of thieves has been the Toyota Prius (2005-2009).
Deputies Warn of Rise in Catalytic Converter Thefts from Prius Cars
LOS ANGELES – According to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, air quality will be unhealthy Thursday for sensitive individuals in San Gabriel Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley.
Air Quality Advisory Issued for SCV
Would you like to be a volunteer at beautiful Red Rock Canyon State Park? Learn about the volunteer program and the park’s natural and cultural history at our two-day volunteer training, Saturdays, Sept. 1st and 8th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Visitor Center (new volunteers must attend both days).
Red Rock Canyon State Park to Hold 2-Day Volunteer Training
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces the scheduled closure of the Tejon Safety Roadside Rest Areas on Interstate 5 (Golden State Freeway) to replace a water main line.
Caltrans Announces Temporary Rest Area Closure on I-5 at Tejon
1924 - Sherman Block, L.A. County's 29th Sheriff (1982-1998), born in Chicago [story]
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies have arrested a Santa Clarita woman who allegedly spray-painted walls on a city park building in Saugus early Tuesday morning, also discovering she was allegedly in possession of forged checks.
Woman Charged with Defacing Park Building, Check Forgery
The Paramount Network has set Aug. 11 as the premiere date of 'I Am Paul Walker,' a new film documentary tracing the life of the late actor, who was killed in a 2013 car crash in Valencia.
Aug. 11: Paul Walker Film Doc to Debut on Paramount Network
Marston's Restaurant in Valencia is helping raise funds for Carousel Ranch, Santa Clarita Valley nonprofit organization that provides equestrian therapy for disabled and special needs children and adults.
July 15-Aug. 15: Marston’s Restaurant Fundraising for Carousel Ranch