(L.A.) Riley Rataushk, 28, Killed by Use of Five Drugs

Case Number: 2022-02911

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 28-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a hotel/motel.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Riley Rataushk. Resident of L.A. Originally from Seattle, Washington.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Cocaine, Fentanyl, Flubromazolam, Fluorofentanyl, and Methamphetamine

RIP RILEY PATRICK RATAUSHK (March 22, 1993 – March 12, 2022)

Drug deaths are frequently classified as accident under the assumption that the users don’t intend to kill themselves.

Designer products, a term referring to analogs of known chemical compounds with no established medical use, represent an easily accessible alternative to prescription-only products. During the past decade, designer benzodiazepines have become widely available on the online forums. Although these agents offer individuals an inexpensive and accessible alternative to prescription-only products, they are not without risk. Because of the lack of federally enforced quality standards, these designer products come with an intrinsic risk of unpredictable and potentially toxic adverse effects. This article presents a 36-year-old male with prolonged bradycardia resulting from the use of flubromazolam, a designer benzodiazepine purchased from the Internet.


Flubromazolam is a triazolobenzodiazepine, a benzodiazepine analog that shares characteristics of the commonly prescribed benzo. One unique element of this “designer” benzo is its potency. Flubromazolam has produced life-threatening side effects in individuals with as little as three milligrams mg ingested.