03/19/2012 01:27 pm ET Updated Mar 22, 2012

Malibu Beating Death: Man Dies Of Respiratory Disease Outside Guido's Malibu (UPDATE)

Sunday night, a kitchen worker at Guido's was found beaten to death outside the restaurant in the Malibu Village on Cross Creek Road. The identity of the young man has not yet been released, but KTLA reports his name was Carlos and he was thirty-two.

The victim was taking out the trash near around 9:45 pm when he was attacked by an unknown number of suspects, reports CBS Local. After the beating, the victim reportedly staggered to the front of the restaurant before collapsing.


The body will be examined Tuesday, reports the Los Angeles Times. Motive has not yet been determined.


Carlos Ivan Rodas "died from an upper respiratory disease," reports sheriff's detectives, according to Malibu Patch.


The coroner's office said that an autopsy is needed to determine the official cause of death. "This is an ongoing investigation, and we will learn more when the autopsy is conducted," Steve Whitmore of the sheriff's department said. "It is possible that this young man died of natural causes," contrary to what was previously reported.

Anyone with information relating to this event is asked to contact the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, or leave an anonymous tip at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA, plus the tip, to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the man died at the Malibu Country Mart. We regret the error.