(L.A.) Amanda Melton-Anaya, 26, Died from an OD
Case Number: 2022-11016
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 26-year-old Caucasian female that occurred in a hospital.
The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Amanda Melton Anaya.
Manner of Death: Undetermined
Cause of Death: Valproate, Olanzapine, and Alprazolam Toxicity
RIP AMANDA MARIAH MELTON-ANAYA (May 1, 1996 – October 20, 2022)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 2:24 p.m.
Manner in the coroner’s report can be homicide, suicide, accidental, or natural.
The medical examiner did not bother to order a tox screening presumably because it was obvious that the prescription drugs killed her. He couldn’t determine, however, whether the decedent took the named drugs intentionally (suicide) or accidentally took too much of them. It’s even within the realm of possibility, though very unlikely, that someone forced her to take them.
Valproate and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms are medications primarily used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder and prevent migraine headaches.
Olanzapine is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression.
Alprazolam, sold under the brand name Xanax, among others, is a fast-acting, potent tranquilizer of medium duration in the triazolobenzodiazepine (TBZD) class, which are benzodiazepines (BZDs) fused with a triazole ring. It is most commonly used in management of anxiety disorders.
* On August 27, 2021, Anthony Melton-Anaya filed for divorce from his wife Amanda Melton-Anaya. She is survived in death by her daughter, her mother, her grandmother, and two sisters. Her remains are buried at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.