73-year-old man killed in Woolsey fire identified

L.A. County Coroners officials on scene of fatality in the 32000 block of Lobo Canyon Road in the Agoura Hills area on Nov. 13.
(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

A 73-year-old man killed in the Woolsey fire last month was identified Saturday by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Alfred De Ciutiis, 73, died from the “effects of thermal injuries” on Nov. 13, an official with the coroner’s office said.

De Ciutiis’ body was found when investigators used a cadaver dog to search his burned-out home in the 32000 block of Lobo Canyon Road in the Agoura Hills area, authorities said. The home was on a winding road nestled among charred hillsides that fell directly in the path of the fire.


The body was found on an enclosed patio or what could have once been a bedroom, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said at the time.

The bodies of two other fire-related fatalities were found days earlier in a charred car on Mulholland Highway in Malibu.

Shoushan Baklayan, 82, and her son Anthony Noubar Baklayan, 57, died on Nov. 9 as they tried to escape the flames from the Woolsey fire, coroner’s officials said.

The Woolsey fire broke out Nov. 8 and burned nearly 97,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,600 structures. It was fully contained on Nov. 21.