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A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« on: October 16, 2012, 15:31 »
RON CORONA JR

You can google his nam eand see his obituary and several news article related to his death. But the one thing no one seems to mention is his relation to Narconon. It's as if they never connected the dots. It is obvious to me that the two are very connected.

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 16:17 »
Like many of the other stories surronding the deaths of patients (or as they call the students) of a Narconon facility it starts with a person trying to seek help. Ron was a pharmacist. When his father passed away in January of 2011 he began his battle with alcohol. He eventually seeked help at the Narconon of Georgia. After 3 short months in their "rehabilitaion" program he was released as a student and asked to stay on as a staff member. He was first assigned the duty of Intake Specialist. My first question is how can someone that has had no counseling, or assistance from a medical professional not only be "cured" but be well enough to help others? In one of my many talks with Ron he told me about the counselors & students "hanging out" & "partying" together. They sell this place as a long-term residentail facility when in fact it is no more than a halfway house with former addicts posing as guidence counselors. They board the students along with new staff members at a nearby apartment complex. Who is watching these patients to make sure they are getting the help they need and guidence they deserve? That's right it's the other addicts who recently graduated the program. Narconon failed to give my friend Ron the help, guidence or even chance he deserved. Narconon does not help the patients ( i refuse to call them students) learn how to cope with their desires or stresses. They do not help the patients become sober for longer than one  their "detox sauna sessions."  When Ron confessed to me that he had fallen off the wagon and had started drinking again we talked about his options. I tried to convence him to go to another facility for help this time. I had already read many articles about Narconon and their connection to Scientology as well as their invlovement in deaths of former patients. He was a devoted Catholic as was his family. He was caught between a rock and a hard place. He had left his family in PA to come here and get better. He thought he had done that and was on his road to recovery but was hit with temptation and stress and without the proper tools and guidence he slipped up and needed help. When Narconon took him on as  a staff member he was not paid much but in return they did provide him with housing. the same housing he was staying in as a patient. If he left Narconon he would be out of a home and a job. I could not convence him to leave Narconon. He really thought that they had his best interest in mind. When we last spoke on August 11,2012 he said he was going to talk to one of the counselors and they would know what to do. 24 hours later his body was found by police.

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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 16:50 »
Yes, That is him! I read these articles and coudl not believe that Narconon was never metioned. He was a student at Narconon, A staff member of Narconon, a resident of Narconon and was found dead practically across the street from Narconon. I am so upset that this case seemd to be pretty cut and dry to the police. I actually found out about his death this morning on teh Channel 2 News. I went straight to my computer to get more information about it and have spent most of my work day trying to find a way to get someone to listen and look into it. Since i am not  a family member (nor do I know his family) i don't know what rights i have. Something has to be done about these facilities.

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 16:56 »
Yes, That is him! I read these articles and coudl not believe that Narconon was never metioned. He was a student at Narconon, A staff member of Narconon, a resident of Narconon and was found dead practically across the street from Narconon. I am so upset that this case seemd to be pretty cut and dry to the police. I actually found out about his death this morning on teh Channel 2 News. I went straight to my computer to get more information about it and have spent most of my work day trying to find a way to get someone to listen and look into it. Since i am not  a family member (nor do I know his family) i don't know what rights i have. Something has to be done about these facilities.

I didn't know about the news. Was that WSB radio or TV?

Story from AJC states death was blamed on cocaine use.
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/mans-death-at-office-park-blamed-on-cocaine-use/nSdhs/

He sounds hopeful on his facebook page.
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I'm writing a new chapter in my life. I'm in a better place now than I've ever been before (and that's saying a lot). I'm confident and sure of myself again and most of all I believe in myself like never before. In everything I do I choose the right choice or better choice and it keeps me happy.
https://www.facebook.com/ron.coronajr?fref=ts
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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 19:17 »
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I could not convince him to leave Narconon. He really thought that they had his best interest in mind. When we last spoke on August 11,2012 he said he was going to talk to one of the counselors and they would know what to do. 24 hours later his body was found by police.

Please contact the Gwinnett County police and share what you know. They found him in a "pool of blood" but attribute his death to cocaine use?

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 19:35 »
They found him in a "pool of blood" but attribute his death to cocaine use?

He was found with no identification on his body and muddy, indicating he may have been in the lake behind the office park. The medical examiner did not think his injuries were sufficient to have caused his death.

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Ritter said the medical examiner found no fatal injuries, just cuts and bruises to his arms and legs. The man's body was also muddy indicating he may have been in the lake behind the office building before he died.
http://peachtreecorners.patch.com/articles/still-no-id-of-man-s-body-found-in-peachtree-corners-technology-park
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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2012, 19:40 »
iknowthetruth, i was at narcanon with ron at the first of this year. i definately agree that something is not right about this. i happened to be looking for people i went there with when i found his obituary online. i knew immediately something wasnt right about it. please do whatever you can to find out what happened, your not the only one on here who would love to at least see justice for ron.

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2012, 19:46 »
---------Norcross-patch----16 Aug 2012 ----------------------------------------------------

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"During the initial investigation, the homicide unit was called in to investigate after officers discovered several head injuries on the body of the white male."

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...anyone with information on the man's death should call detectives at 770-513-5300.
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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2012, 20:00 »
When Narconon took him on as  a staff member he was not paid much but in return they did provide him with housing. the same housing he was staying in as a patient. If he left Narconon he would be out of a home and a job. I could not convence him to leave Narconon. He really thought that they had his best interest in mind. When we last spoke on August 11,2012 he said he was going to talk to one of the counselors and they would know what to do. 24 hours later his body was found by police.

Sorry you lost a friend. :'(
Please contact the Gwinnett County police and share what you know. Ask if they talked to people at Narconon about Ron and if they knew he was employed and lived there. Did the NN staff notice him missing and report him missing to the police, and that was how he was identified? Or did they keep silent and never talked to the police? Someone at NN had to know what was going on with Ron, and was probably with him at the time he died. They will hide anything they know to distance NN from Ron, but maybe the questions will get the police looking a bit more (but they may just pass it off).

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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2012, 20:01 »
iknowthetruth, i was at narcanon with ron at the first of this year. i definately agree that something is not right about this. i happened to be looking for people i went there with when i found his obituary online. i knew immediately something wasnt right about it. please do whatever you can to find out what happened, your not the only one on here who would love to at least see justice for ron.
loriisbored,
Do you have any contact with others at NN that might have information?

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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2012, 20:58 »
IKnowThe Truth, I am sorry you had to find out about your friend's death on the news.  Did Ron say anything to you about using other drugs?

I have this from Pete Combs (of WSB Radio):

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I don't have the report, only an email from Chief Medical Examiner Ted Bailey:

Pete,
 
You called about the death of Ronald Joseph Corona, Jr., found outside a business at 25 Technology Parkway South in Norcross on August 13, 2012.  His cause of death is: toxic effects of acute  cocaine use.   
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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2012, 23:55 »
iknowthetruth, i was at narcanon with ron at the first of this year. i definately agree that something is not right about this. i happened to be looking for people i went there with when i found his obituary online. i knew immediately something wasnt right about it. please do whatever you can to find out what happened, your not the only one on here who would love to at least see justice for ron.
loriisbored,
Do you have any contact with others at NN that might have information?

i have added a few people on facebook, and the ones that may know still work there. i get the feeling if i ask about ron i will get a standard blow off...i have wanted to ask but i havent seen these folks in months...i will try to see what they know though

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 07:53 »
I can't help but to be still suspicious; the timing of his death is the day he went to Narconon to discuss leaving, he was found with out ID, 0.8 miles from Narconon, he was muddy from the lake (?), and he had non-fatal head injuries.  (If these were burn marks like the mysterious marks on the german girl's head ...) He also has logged how many hours in that sauna, which would have to stress his brain's vascular system on top of what it seems cocaine does to it. Did they put him in the introspection rundown or something. Maybe it was just his day to go.  Maybe not.

Intracerebral haemorrhage in young adults: the emerging importance of drug misuse
BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7245.1322 (Published 13 May 2000)
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In the past seven months we have treated 13 patients who had sustained intracerebral haemorrhage and had misused one or more of these illegal substances. Ten of the patients were well enough to undergo cerebral angiography. We were surprised to find intracranial aneurysm in six and arteriovenous malformations in three. In only one patient was the angiogram normal. These nine patients subsequently underwent surgery or interventional radiological treatment for these abnormalities. The average age of the 13 patients was 31 years (range 19-43 years).

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Re: A NEW NARCONON DEATH NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 11:02 »
 My sincere condolences to the Corona family.

 I hope our state DCH is proud of its continued licensing of NarCONon of Georgia, Pur-O-Cleanse and the NarCONon Discovery Course housing units within the Berkley Landing apartment complex in Duluth GA.

 I wonder if DCH Commissioner David A. Cook was aware of this tragic event while being interviewed by the local press. Hell, I wonder why anyone within the DCH,s Department of Healthcare facility regulations even has a job!

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2012, 16:55 »
Medical Examiner: Man found dead in office park died from cocaine use - Gwinnett Daily Post
By Josh Green
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PEACHTREE CORNERS -- Toxicology tests show a 39-year-old man whose body was found two months ago in a Peachtree Corners office park died of cocaine use, the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday.

Ronald Corona, a former pharmacist turned drug counselor, was found by a cleaning company employee about 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 behind a business at 25 Technology Parkway.

The employee reported that Corona lay face down in a pool of blood. Gwinnett police initially called his death suspicious, but an autopsy showed that Corona did not die from any sort of trauma.

Ted Bailey, chief forensic investigator, said Tuesday the "toxic effects" of cocaine killed Corona. Police said Corona had moved to Georgia from Pennsylvania in November and that his mother had reported him missing prior to his death.

Corona was carrying no identification, and police resorted to releasing photographs of his tattoos to learn his name.

According to an obituary published Aug. 30 in the Scranton Times, Corona graduated magna cum laude from Boston's Northeastern University in 1997. He landed a job as pharmacist in Philadelphia before moving to the Gwinnett area last year, where he worked as a counselor at Narconon of Georgia.

An inquiry with that company was not immediately returned Tuesday.
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/news/2012/oct/16/official-cocaine-cause-in-death-of-man-found-in/?news
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2012, 17:27 »
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An inquiry with that company was not immediately returned Tuesday.

And so the "Ron who?" from NN GA starts. Any bets on how long it takes them to trot out the "Disgruntled employee who left ages ago" line??

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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2012, 18:09 »
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An inquiry with that company was not immediately returned Tuesday.

And so the "Ron who?" from NN GA starts. Any bets on how long it takes them to trot out the "Disgruntled employee who left ages ago" line??

According to a former patient who knew him, he was well-liked at Narconon. 

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I Knew that guy.Ron (the one who died)was like their star freakin student..He graduated and went on staff.He DID relapse that is a fact.They caught him drinking alcohol at the center.He also called me asking to get him drugs (I had already graduates)a couple weeks before he died...Anyways I thought it was weird how he died he wasnt from Georgia.I know he hhad blunt trauma to the head and his doc was crack...It really shook The center up when Ron died like I said he was star student/staff...Those Scienos loved Him.
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2012, 18:28 »
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According to a former patient who knew him, he was well-liked at Narconon.

I don't doubt it. I'm talking about what I suspect the "official", if they ever get around to making one, response from NN GA will be.

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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2012, 18:32 »
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According to a former patient who knew him, he was well-liked at Narconon.

I don't doubt it. I'm talking about what I suspect the "official", if they ever get around to making one, response from NN GA will be.

Well, sure. Their true feelings shouldn't get in the way of an "official" story. Somehow, I don't think there will be a formal response, unless something else comes out in the investigation or media. It's probably a closed case after the medical examiner's report.
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