Toxicology tests are pending in the death of an 18-year-old whose body was found at a UCLA fraternity house on Saturday.
Friends of an 18-year-old man found dead at a UCLA fraternity house on Saturday have set up a Facebook page in his memory.
They shared sentiments on the page “Glen Berlin Parish rest in paradise,” such as “no one will ever understand how much it hurts” and “I know its rough, butt he would want u to be happy.”
The lifeless body of Glen Berlin Parrish was discovered in a bed at Theta Chi House on Gayley Avenue in Westwood about 2 p.m. on Saturday when friends tried to awaken him.
The cause of death remains deferred, according to Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Wynter, who said toxicology tests are being done and would take about six weeks.
Meanwhile, the UCLA Daily Bruin reported that the teenager may have been drinking and taking prescription drugs.
Parrish, who had an Arizona driver license, but had been living in Manhattan Beach, was not a member of the fraternity but had been visiting someone at the house.
He had moved to California from Scottsdale, Ariz., nearly a year ago to live with his father and sister in Manhattan Beach.
His father told the South Bay Daily Breeze that “there were a lot of drugs being taken and drinking” at a weekend party at the fraternity. He said his son’s friends told him that on the phone.
Los Angeles police believe the cause of death was a drug overdose and foul play was not involved.
Parrish reportedly planned to attend Santa Monica College and he had just gotten a job at a Manhattan Beach restaurant.
The UCLA Daily Bruin reported that the fraternity followed proper procedure in reporting the death and it will not face any sanctions.