The death of 27-year-old Scientologist Alexander Jentzsch came as a shock to those who knew him, including his parents. What caused his death? The coroner has not reached a conclusion in the case, but his mother fears that something sinister may have happened to her boy.
"Jentzsch's autopsy was done last week. There was nothing abnormal about it, and his body didn't show any signs of trauma," Los Angeles County Assistant Coroner Ed Winter told RadarOnline.com. "The cause of death will be listed for the time being 'deferred,' until the toxicology reports are in, which should be about four to six weeks from now."
Jentzsch is the son of Scientology president Heber Jentzsch and died on July 3. His mother, Karen de la Carriere, has spoken out about her son's death and the problems Scientology has caused her, personally (Read her letter here). She left the organization several years ago, but Alexander and his wife were still practicing Scientologists.
"My daughter-in-law, Alexander's wife, isn't allowing me to view my own son's body," de la Carriere told RadarOnline.com.
"I sent a friend of mine over to their house today with a letter for his wife. Alexander's mother-in-law answered the door and told my friend, 'all communication goes through the Office of Special Affairs,'" she explained.
The mystery of Alexander's death continues to haunt de la Carriere, who knew she would be separated from her son after she left Scientology. "After I formally left, he called me and told me to never call, text, email or attempt to communicate with him in any way until I got approval from the Office of Special Affairs."
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"Alexander sounded very odd when he said this to me, and I know that other people were listening to our phone call because I could hear noise in the background," she added. "Sadly, that was the last time I ever talked to him. I was hopeful that over time, I would be able to win my son back, and that he would allow me into his life."
Scientology encourages separation between believers and non-believers, especially if one chooses to formally leave the Church. Much has been made over the divorce between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and whether or not the Church played a role in their separation.
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