Nov. 16, 2014: Celebrity Demi Moore presents at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival 9th Annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film in Santa Barbara, Calif. Celebrity Demi Moore said Sunday that she was “In absolute shock” at the passing of a guy who drowned in the swimming pool of her Beverly Hills home.
Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral told KTTV that Edenilson Steven Valle, 21, was pulled from the pool’s deep end, w he was found floating after being in the water an estimated 10-15 minutes.
He was pronounced dead at about 5:30 a.m. local time Sunday.
“I was out of the nation traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration after I got the devastating news,” Moore, 52, said in the statement released through her publicist, Heidi Lopata.
She added that the departure, which occurred at a celebration held by her helper in her absence, was an “Unimaginable tragedy, and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.”
Corral stated that Valle’s family and friends had told investigators that the victim did not learn the best way to swim.
TMZ.com, citing law enforcement sources, said that Valle appeared to have slipped and fallen into the pool and no foul play was involved.
Sgt. A. Bone of the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that neither Moore nor any members of her family were at the residence at the time of the drowning.
The house is situated on a winding hillside road on the eastern side of Benedict Canyon, and just north of downtown Beverly Hills.