The LAPD is investigating the death of the son of the former President of the Church of Scientology, Heber Jentzsch, Alexander. The 27-year-old man who has not been seen in public since public since 2004, was found dead July 2, according to Radar Online. Alexander Jentzsch was found dead inside the home of his wife’s parents, according to Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter’s statements to Radar Online. Jentzsch reportedly died of a high fever.
Alexander Jentzsch’s mother, Karen de la Carreire left the Church of Scientology two years ago and was allegedly “forced” to “disconnect” from her son. Carreire told Radar Online after she denounced Scientology her son called and told her never to “call, text, email or attempt to communicate” with him again unless she garnered approval from the Office of Special Affairs. Alexander Jentzsch’s mother also noted her son sounded “very odd” and she could not tell if others were listening to the phone conversation due to noise in the background. The phone call was the last time mother and son ever spoke.
Alexander was Karen de la Carreire’s only child, she was not “invited” to attend his funeral. The grieving mother is now speaking publicly about her son, trying to make sure he did not die in vain. “If I can save another family from going through this horrific nightmare, I will. I don’t want Alexander to be forgotten,” Carreire told Radar Online.
Winter’s also noted that is was Alexander’s father-in-law who found the body and took time to “run an errand” before calling 911. The father-in-law reportedly took a child to school and called 911 upon his return. “Let’s just say we have questions about his death,” Winters told Radar Online. Alexander’s mother also claims Ed Winter’s told her that her son’s wife is not being cooperative or returning phone call inquiries.
The Village Voice reports Carreire was fearful if Alexander’s death and autopsy garnered too much publicity the Church of Scientology would “interfere” with the coroner’s investigation. Alexander Jentzsch was reportedly noticed in bed on July 2 by his in-laws at 9 a.m. When they left the home. When they returned 12 hours later Alexander had not moved, but no one checked on him, according to the Village Voice. It was not until the following day that Alexander’s father-in-law checked on him and called for emergency assistance.
The cause of Alexander Jentzsch’s death is officially listed as ‘deferred’ pending the return of toxicology test results. After the autopsy was complete, the body was released to the family and cremated. The Los Angeles coroner’s office recovered several prescription medications and Nyquil from the scene when investigating the room where the son of the president of the Church of Scientology died.
Heber Jentzsch was the president of the Church of Scientology from 1982 through “about” 2004, according to the Village Voice. Jentzsch had reportedly “fallen so from favor” and current Church of Scientology President David Miscavige “pulled him from public view” and sent him to the “The Hole.” The Scientology “The Hole” is allegedly a “bizarre office-prison,” the Village Voice notes. Heber Jentzsch reportedly remained in “The Hole” until recently when he attended a memorial service for Alexander.