(L.A.) Quaid Birdsall, 17, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-03240

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 17-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the teenager as Quaid Birdsall.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Probable Benzonatate Toxicity

RIP QUAID ANTHONY BIRDSALL (October 30, 2005 – March 24, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 6:38 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on September 20/21, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive.

It appears the decedent had filed a petition for declaration of emancipation of a minor on February 8, 2022. The petition was denied on March 15, 2022.

The parties involved in the case were listed as Jason L. Birdsall and Salena Birdsall.

Orange County Superior Courts | Probate | 30-2022-01244454-PR-OP-CJC | 02/08/2022


Benzonatate, sold under the brand name Tessalon among others, is a medication that is used for the symptomatic relief of cough.