(L.A.) Julian Teltscher, 20, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-06670

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 20-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in the side yard of a private residence in Covina, near Barranca Elementary School.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Julian Teltscher.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Diphenhydramine Toxicity

RIP JULIAN TELTSCHER (August 19, 2002 – June 6, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 3:20 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 28, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive.

The decedent’s decomposing body was found in the 500 block of East Thelborn Street. It was across from Barranca Elementary School at 727 S. Barranca Avenue.

Map views only approximate location and do not indicate the precise spot where the incident happened.

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and sedative mainly used to treat allergies, insomnia, and symptoms of the common cold. It is bought over the counter as Benadryl.

Overdosage of diphenhydramine may result in the development of anticholinergic symptoms, seizures, and coma. A fatal outcome following a diphenhydramine overdose does not commonly occur.

The report below describes the largest documented overdosage of diphenhydramine (7.5 g) which resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl. The patient initially developed seizures following by cardiac conduction and hemodynamic compromise resulting in death despite life support measures.