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DOX: Autopsy Report of Scientology President’s Son, Alexander Jentzsch

Alexander Jentzsch, a “Middle Eastern” man?

That’s one of the odd things we found in the autopsy report of the son of Church of Scientology President Heber Jentzsch, who was found dead on July 3 at the home of his in-laws.

We reported earlier what the Los Angeles Department of Coroner told us, that Jentzsch died because he took Methadone while he was suffering from a serious case of pneumonia. The Coroner ruled it an accident.

We have little doubt that it was an accident. But we still wonder about this young man who died while he was cut off from both of his parents in a Scientology power struggle.

Alex Jentzsch had grown up as Scientology royalty. In the Sea Org by only eight years old, he was the son of Heber Jentzsch, who had been named president of Church of Scientology International in 1982. His mother was Karen de la Carriere, a Class XII auditor who had trained under L. Ron Hubbard on the yacht Apollo.

But Heber was one of many top church executives who fell out of favor in recent years and who were housed in “the Hole,” a nightmarish prison according to other former executives who found themselves there. After 2004, Heber was rarely seen outside the Hole. Although she was no longer married to him, de la Carriere was appalled at Heber’s treatment, as well as seeing her son grow up without a father.

In 2010, she dared to go public with those complaints, and that got her excommunicated — “declared a suppressive person” in church lingo. She says that Alexander was then forced to “disconnect” from her by Scientology’s intelligence wing, the Office of Special Affairs.

With his father confined to the Hole, and his mother an “SP,” Alex Jentzsch adapted poorly to being without guidance. He had been living in Texas when he lost his job and decided to come back to Los Angeles to live with his in-laws, even though he was reportedly estranged from his wife.

On the way, he started feeling poorly and began taking over-the-counter drugs, the autopsy states. But it was pneumonia he was coming down with. Pneumonia restricts the lungs, so taking methadone — a pain reliever which can cause slowed breathing — was the worst thing for him. The combination proved fatal.

But as the autopsy indicates, Jentzsch’s condition may have gone unnoticed for nearly a full day. And after his father-in-law Jeffrey Evans finally noticed, on the morning of July 3, that Alex didn’t seem to be breathing, Evans seemed to be in no hurry: “He took his minor son to school, returned home and then called 9-11.”

For some reason, the Coroner’s initial report has Jentzsch as “Middle Eastern.” Actually, his father Heber was from a polygamist Mormon family in Utah. His mother, Karen de la Carriere, comes from a French family and grew up in England.

De la Carriere also takes issue with what investigators were told about Alexander’s history with alcohol and various ailments. She complains that Alex’s in-laws wanted to paint a negative picture of him to make his death seem inevitable. Whether that’s true or not, there’s no denying that Alex Jentzsch was a young man with problems who could have used a real connection to his parents — particularly his mother, who lives comfortably and could have provided him with expensive care.

Instead, she was pushed away because she dared speak out about Scientology’s abuses. She was even denied the chance to see her son’s body before he was cremated. She ended up holding her own memorial for him at sea, and spread rose petals on the water since she didn’t have his ashes.

Here then is another remnant of Alex Jentzsch’s life, the report of his death.

Alexander Jentzsch Autopsy

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  • John P.

    Tony, thanks for publishing more documents that detail this tragedy. The story originally erupted in the middle of the firestorm of press about the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce, so it was easy for the national press to overlook, though you and the cult critic’s community kept Alexander’s memory alive. One can only hope that the needless, senseless death of Scientology “royalty” like Alexander stands as a warning to anyone thinking of joining this organization of what can happen when the cult puts its image ahead of the easily preventable death of a member. Even more relevant, it should stand as a sobering reminder to any kid of a current member facing pressure from Sea Org recruiters of what can happen if they don’t break away from the cult.

    • Karen de la Carriere

      The Coroner’s found out that Alexander had no Doctor, no general practitioner. He did get prescription methadone from an Anaesthesiologist in Dallas but only went for prescriptions.

      He was rudderless and orphaned. When he called to talk to his father at INT base, he was most often told Heber was “unavailable”

      A Los Angeles friend of Alexanders went to the movies with him shortly
      before his death.

      During the movie, Alexander was having some kind of
      burping/hiccuping. The friend who had no clue of Alexander’s condition, angrily
      told him to knock it off as he was distracting from the movie.

      Alexander quietly apologised even though it was inadvertent reflex and Alexander did not
      do that on purpose

      My heart gave a pang when I heard the story. He is
      being yelled at for a gastro reflex he had no control over, but he could not
      reach out to his mom for help or tell me anything. The “Church” of Scientology
      made sure of that !

      While Scientology Inc did not lift a finger to help
      Alexander in his time of need, (even though he did 16 years of sea org Service, his father served
      for decades) neither did the Evans, each of them 30 year veterans of the Church.
      All this while the CULT made damned sure Alexander had no mom and no dad.
      Jeffrey Evans, an OSA asset on the list of Operatives, is a key CCHR volunteer.
      Busy Busy busy destroying psychiatry while leaving his son in law to die with
      drugs and methadone and pneumonia in the next bedroom in his home. The methadone
      only kicked in and was lethal because Alexander had untreated pneumonia. He was
      never urged to see a Doctor.

      He had no money to see a Doctor and the
      “Church” sitting around with its multi-billions would not even think of helping
      him see a physician, while they maliciously and vindictively cut me off from him

      The Church would not pay for Doctor when he was ALIVE.

      But they quickly Lawyered up and paid for a LAWYER after he was DEAD !

      Vicki Podberesky, Office of Special Affairs lawyer for years calls the
      Coroner’s office within minutes of Andrea Jentzsch being told the results.

      Karen de la Carriere
      I post on the web as Karen#1 on OCMB

      • Sidney18511

        Karen, as a mother I would just like to express my condolences on the loss of your son. Scientology is like cancer. It eats you up from the inside and takes your love ones away.

      • Midwest Mom

        Hugs to you, Karen. My prayers are with you.

      • richelieu jr

        Sorry I missed the ceremony on the boat Karen; My heart was with you all…

  • Observer

    More reprehensible behavior brought to you by The Most Ethical People on the Planet.

    The only word I can come up with to describe the actions of the “church” and the in-laws is EVIL, and it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

  • burythenuts

    How do you live with yourself when you would see that this person needed help and you decide to take your kid to school first…before you call 911?
    How the heck can this person be in your house dying and you just let him?
    I just don’t get it. There is so much wrong with this story it is incredible.
    My brain cannot process the lack of reaction by his in-laws.
    There are way too many discarded “bodies” in Scientology.

    • Observer

      They can live with themselves because Scientology has stripped away their consciences along with their ability to think critically. The “greatest good” they can do is protect Scn, or so they’ve been conditioned to believe. They are nothing but puppets of their “church”.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      What is just as reprehensible is the fact that even though the statement ““He took his minor son to school, returned home and then called 9-11” is on record, there isn’t so much as negligent charges.

      Why is that?

      • burythenuts

        I don’t know. There sure should be!
        This story just breaks my heart.

        The saddest thing about Scientology is that it only eats its own.

        • richelieu jr

          You clearly say that as someone who has never been sued/followed/harrassed by the Scilons, not to mention things like ‘Operation Freakout’ where people were hired to act as friends of a woman in order to push her to suicide, possibly even murder her because she wrote about them… ‘Fair Game’ did not apply merely to members, nor does whatever it is being called these days….

    • villagedianne

      They live with themselves because of believing in “the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics”. They interpret that to mean that what is good for Scientology is the greatest good. A very evil philosophy since it condones any evil act if it is seen as good for COS.
      Not that this philosophy is limited to cults. Madeline Allbright characterized the bombing of children as being “worth it”.

  • subsilentio

    This goes to show that the Scientology cult is not safe for any of its members. This is how they treat their “elite,” throwing them away like garbage when they prove to be an embarrassment by dying.

    Scientology can be dangerous as an enemy.

    But I feel a lot safer being one of Scientology’s enemies than I would being one of their “friends.”

    • DianaHubbard

      Well, Look how well they treated “Daddy” after all…
      Approximately two weeks before Mr. Hubbard died,
      Dr. Denk left Mr. Hubbard’s side in Creston, California and went on
      a gambling trip to Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada accompanied by his wife,
      Terri Gamboa, Rick Aznaran, and David Miscavige. In essence, it
      appears that L. Ron Hubbard’s medical support was intentionally
      withdrawn from him. Prior to this gambling expedition, David
      Miscavige was reported in prior testimony as stating, in effect,
      “the IRS indictments are about to come down. The only thing that
      will save us now is if the Old Man dies.”
      During their absence in Reno, Nevada, Mr. Hubbard suffered a
      crippling stroke. Upon information and belief, Mr. Hubbard
      received no medical attention from any physician licensed to
      practice in California, until Dr. Denk returned from Reno, Nevada.
      Dr. Denk had prescribed and administered a number of drugs to Mr. Hubbard, including the
      psychiatric drug Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) which is usually
      administered in combination with other hypnotic, psychotic and
      sedating narcotics and restricted drugs. Indeed, the Coroner’s
      report indicates that there were “ten recent needle marks” in “the
      right gluteal area” of the dead body.

      • Observer

        So he was “disposed of quietly and without sorrow” … he reaped what he sowed.

  • sugarplumfairy

    The vindictive leader of the co$ has a documented history of withholding children to punish what he considers offending parents.. children aren’t people to him–they’re leverage..

    One of the absolute worst things co$ does is devalue human life.. How meaningful can a “meat body” be? And what can 70 or 80 years count for in a whole track of billions of years?

    A young man in his care doesn’t “seem to be breathing” and instead of reacting immediately, he takes his own child to school?? Clueless, task-oriented, selfish f*cking idiot.. I wonder how long it will be before his own child will be used as leverage against him by f*cking co$??

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      But if a jury got a hold of him, 99% certain they wouldn’t call him clueless, task-oriented, selfish, idiotic.

      They will call him Guilty.

  • I think that when Jeffrey Evans checked on Alexander on the morning of July 3 Alexander was already dead. Evans’ reaction was to get his son out of the house to avoid his exposure to the events that would necessarily follow. This would explain but not excuse the delay in calling 911. More inexcusable is the failure to get Alexander prompt medical attention when arrived from Texas suffering from pneumonia.

  • Daverator

    Offhand, I can recall the following:

    wife – disappeared
    father – blown
    niece – blown, disconnected
    mother-in-law – shot to death under mysterious circumstances

    son Quentin – suicide
    son Ron Jr. – abandoned
    daughter Katherine – abandoned
    1st wife – abandoned
    daughter Alexis – kidnapped and taken to Cuba, later disowned

    I’d love to see a compiled list of the family situations of Scientology’s “elite.” Scientology – making the able more able.

    • sugarplumfairy

      Didn’t one of miscvitch’s sister’s commit suicide after OT 7?

      • DianaHubbard

        No. David has two sisters and they are both alive.

        • richelieu jr

          Can you explain the ”fishman’ hallucination’ reference? Is it anything like a ‘mothman prophecy’? 😉

          • DianaHubbard

            Practically Identical. Both delusional.

            • sugarplumfairy

              And both involve a bridge..

          • sugarplumfairy

            Decided to read more into fishman and just found an amazing TO article from 1999.. wow, more stuff i never heard about..

            I know it’s ancient history, but really impressive story, Tony.. co$ is unfrkngbelievable.. Its a quagmire.. but your writing makes it understandable.. Well, as understandble as possible, considering the efforts they’ve taken to make it incomprehensible.. Thanks..


        • sugarplumfairy

          Thx for clarifying.. Remembered something, but it was foggy.. Must have been the fishman rabbit hole I fell into.. While I was down there a nice bunny in a tophat gave me some lovely tea.. it was very delicious..

    • John P.

      Two more entries under Hubbard:

      Second wife: “I never had a second wife” was Hubbard’s comment in an interview… after he had already admitted to being on his third wife.

      Granddaughter Roanne Hubbard Leake, Diana’s child: blown from Int Base in mid-2012.

  • BosonStark

    With his dark hair, Alexander does look somewhat Middle Eastern in the photo but since neither of his parent’s names are Middle Eastern in the least, that’s pretty strange. Maybe the coroner thought “Heber” was a Middle Eastern name? The Sea Org is no place for children, their parents, or other adults.

    Scientology doesn’t value life. They value production, as in bringing the money in, or drawing people in. It’s one of the bait and switches in Scientology that a person’s personal “survival” as one of their “dynamics” is switched to KSW, survival of the group, and letting members discard their meat bodies.

  • DianaHubbard

    Alexander does look as if he could be Middle Eastern. This seems to be a relatively simple and easy to explain error on the part of the coroner. Sloppy though.
    It seems this young man was subjected to a lot of slop in his young and tortured life.

  • Warrior

    Was Alexander’s middle name “Herber” as stated on page 13 of the pdf?

    • Tony Ortega

      No, they got that wrong.

  • Midwest Mom

    My apologies for going off topic.

    I am wondering, has anyone else had difficulty posting here? I posted something yesterday (at least it appeared to show up on yesterday’s comment board right after I submitted it), but it vanished a short time later. My other attempts at posting didn’t work, either.

    I ‘m a bit perplexed. Is this happening to others who are trying to post here?

    • Sherbet

      Yesterday I posted something, it disappeared, I reposted, and then the original posting appeared. Other than that little blip, I’m not having any real problems.

      • Midwest Mom

        Thank you Sherbet and btn for your kind replies. It has been quite frustrating trying to post and then finding the attempts unsuccessful. Today I have been achieving more success in my efforts, for whatever reason. (Hooray!)

        I was trying to express my gratitude for the prayers and good wishes extended toward my son’s health and my sincere thanks for the incredible help and support in making Derek Bloch’s first non-Scientology, post-disconnection Christmas a happy one. Thank you to all who have extended, and are still extending, your kindness and generosity. Your kindness is indeed making this a very special Christmas for Derek and a very happy one, as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

        • sugarplumfairy

          Really missed you, mwmom.. Glad you’re back..

          • Midwest Mom

            Thank you so much, spf, for the very thoughtful message. It truly means a lot. I’ve missed you, too! 🙂

            It’s been a challenging time to be sure. I find comfort with prayer and peanut M&M’s. It’s not easy putting on a brave face when your child is going through so much, but each day you focus on the positive and rejoice in each and every sign of improvement, no matter how small.

            I will certainly be counting my blessings this Christmas! I hope all is well with you!

    • burythenuts

      I haven’t had any issues.

    • DianaHubbard

      I have had some issues/delays on my iPad and iPhone…but not with the regular computer.
      I did have some minor browser issues on the compy with Google so I switched over to Explorer.

    • grundoon

      Just above the top comment, click on “Discussion” to reveal a menu where you can choose how you want the comments to be sorted: best first, newest first, oldest first. Depending on the choice, you might find your new comments (not replies) appear all the way at the opposite end of the list from where you are looking. (When you change this setting, you might have to Refresh and then repeat the setting to actually get the order to change.)

  • Jean

    Another example of brazen church hypocrisy – the cult shill over at Tampa Bay Times (the article about Narconon) just posted this:

    “To say that Narconon’s life-lessons about hard work, telling the truth, not cheating others, and giving an employer more benefit than you get in pay are “religious ideas” is blatantly absurd on the face of it.
    That twisty logic turns Dale Carnegie and Tony Robbins into theologians, and every concerned parent, coach and teacher into a priest or pastor.”

  • Jefferson Hawkins

    One of the dangers of Scientology is that it instills in its followers an aversion and mistrust towards the medical profession. Hubbard, in his lectures and books, derides them as know-nothings who do more harm than good, because they don’t “know” that most illness is “caused by the spirit.” Scientologists thus tend to avoid doctors and, if they have a problem, self-medicate. Even after leaving Scientology, some carry on this aversion. It took me a while to get over it. It might seem like a harmless belief, but it has caused untold misery and even death.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Untold misery and death…in spades. And that’s just in the medical category. Name just One category that Hubbard’s demented mind didn’t label as dangerous or useless or enemy? That includes air, water, earth, and, oh yeah, even fire, and smells. The medical category did indeed bring about the absolute worst. It was and is a quackadoodledoo package that includes laundry balls, unscented purified oxygen, alternative glow green goo, alternative mindwarping wraps, chiropractors treating cancer patients and peddling their special brand of Cal Mag to staff who have one foot on death’s doorstep. All to be just like the OT8’s who catapult screaming for the exits if they catch a single waft of Chanel #5 or a glimpse of a single forbidden website.

      • DianaHubbard

        Do tell about the alternative glow green goo please?

        • TheHoleDoesNotExist

          prototype of that spirulina stuff. Kelp and other dredging from the sea floor. Can’t remember what that vit/water substance was called. The oily vinegar magnesium “formula” was the worst

          • DianaHubbard

            Yes! That is the hideous crap I remember. Try finding a thermos full of THAT in your lunchbox!

  • Tony, you’ve been outed!!

    Congrats on the Channel 4 documentary:

    “The Church of Scientology and its poster child Tom Cruise are the subject of a new, tell-all documentary from Britain’s Channel 4, Celebuzz has learned.

    Tony Ortega, the investigative reporter who chronicles the inner-workings of the church, conformed he has been working with the television network, filming in California, Texas and New York during recent months.

    “I’m glad to help them,” Ortega, the former Editor in Chief of the Village Voice who now runs his own website, told Celebuzz via email.

    “I think their one-hour show, airing in March, is going to be a major addition to the field.”

    …. lulz at the understatement.

    Out of all the UK networks C4 are famous for doing the most hard-hitting and for never be intimidated. I can’t wait!

    If you’re at liberty to name the production company I’d love to know it as I have various buddies who work closely with C4.

    • TheHoleDoesNotExist

      Oh good. Tom Cruise better start polishing up his medals and hugging his golden balls of glory.

    • richelieu jr

      That explains why Channel 4 were so cold to mine… Interesting.. I’ll keep my fingers crossed they hit it out of the park, though….

  • Thunder Horse

    For most of my existence on this planet I’ve been a horse but I was a Scientologist last lifetime.
    When I read this article about Alexander Jentzsch, I started breathing really hard … my ears went up and my nostrils flared …
    I’m a horse. My brain is not imprinted for grammar, but I do the best I can.
    Last lifetime, as a Scientologist , I dated a non- Scientologist who was a semiotician. She would ask me if I’d ever noticed how “things” have a certain “thingness”; that there is the “thing”, and then there’s the “thingness” of that “thing” …
    What do I think of “things” and their “thingness”?? Can you imagine asking a Scientologist such a question? 
    I was like, “HELL YES!! Baby , we’ve got A LOT to talk about!”
    Yeah, I was a Scientologist last lifetime, and I knew a lot of Scientologists.
    I remember  couples saying that sex was really great while they were getting their “Dianetic” auditing. I heard that a lot! But Dianetic auditing comes at the beginning of the bridge. What happens on the upper levels? 
    I heard that John Travolta and Kelly Preston tried having sex, but it kept “slipping out” – every time they slipped off of the oiliness table and onto the floor!
    I guess the best stuff really does come in the beginning.

    • DianaHubbard

      Well that certainly was an interesting post.
      It reads like a movie! Dianetic Sex (where do you put the e-meter cans?), Scientology, Oiliness tables and John Travolta (this part is not lost on anyone on this blog I am certain) and Kelly Preston and a “Horse” who dated a Semiotician.
      Symbols are extremely interesting. Symbols and…Codes..Truly facinating…much like talking Horses!

      So who is the “Star” of this Movie of yours Mr. Ed? John Travolta? Or the Horse?

      You stated: I guess the best stuff really does come in the beginning.
      That seems to align well with the “Big Bang” theory. Perhaps you are correct.

    • richelieu jr

      Sex i like Pizza, even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Dianetics sex is like pizza, only instead of tomato sauce, there’s paranoia, cheese is replaced by surveillance, pepperoni are volcanoes full of thetans and the crust is made the dried tears of mothers disconnected from their children… just like Dominos basically…

  • Moloch

    One time I was talking with Alex years ago and he mentioned something about his mother being Indian, though I assumed he meant Native American. Reason he brought it up was I made a comment about Indians that seemed to irk him a bit, and he asked me if I had a problem with Indians, because his mother happened to be such. I didn’t continue the discussion, but like I said, I assumed he really meant “Native American.”