There will be a candlelight vigil at West Hollywood Park on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Timothy Dean in Ed Buck’s apartment.
Dean was found dead in Buck’s apartment at 1234 N. Laurel Ave. on Jan. 7, 2018, of a methamphetamine drug overdose. His death sparked a stronger push for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Jackie Lacey to look again into the similar death on July 27, 2017, of Gemmel Moore.
Dean 55, was an African-American man known for his sense of style and as an avid basketball player. Moore, 26 at the time of his death, was an African-American sex worker who Buck paid for sexual encounters.
Buck remains in federal custody at the federal Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles awaiting trial in August 2020 on federal charges of providing drugs resulting in death and three counts of distributing methamphetamine. He has not been charged by Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey in the deaths of Moore and Dean.
The vigil will take place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at West Hollywood Park located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.