(L.A.) Robert Ross, 78, Died in a Field

Case Number: 2021-07821

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 78-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a field in Culver City.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Robert Ross of Tucson, Arizona.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Doxepin, Quetiapine, Lorazepam, Temazepam, and Hydrocodone

Other Significant Condition: Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

RIP ROBERT ROSS (May 4, 1943 – July 4, 2021)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.

Doxepin is a medication belonging to the tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) class of drugs used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, chronic hives, and insomnia. For hives it is a less preferred alternative to antihistamines. It has a mild to moderate benefit for sleeping problems.

Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel among others, is an atypical antipsychotic medication used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. Despite being widely used as a sleep aid due to its sedating effect, the benefits of such use do not appear to generally outweigh the side effects. It is taken orally.

Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, severe agitation, active seizures including status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

Temazepam (sold under the brand names Restoril among others) is a medication of the benzodiazepine class which is generally used to treat severe or debilitating insomnia. It is taken by mouth. Temazepam is rapidly absorbed, and significant hypnotic effects begin in less than 30 minutes and can last for up to eight hours.

Hydrocodone, also known as dihydrocodeinone, is an opioid used to treat pain and as a cough suppressant. It is taken by mouth. Typically it is dispensed as the combination acetaminophen/hydrocodone or ibuprofen/hydrocodone for pain severe enough to require an opioid.