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Patrick W. “Ricko” Desmond

  • Birth 28 Feb 1980 Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 11 Jun 2008 Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 98103242

Patrick W. Desmond died at age 28.

Survived by parents Patrick C. Desmond and Mary Colleen Desmond. Parents called Rick and Colleen per obituary. His father was a United States military officer, Major Patrick C. Desmond, US Army Special Forces, retired.

He was also survived by sisters Jaime and Julie, and nieces Reagan and Kaelin.

Memorial services were held June 18, 2008 at the Florida Memorial Funeral Home of Rockledge, Florida.

He was a member of the United States Marine Corps and finished Scout Swimmer School at Camp Pendelton in Southern California.

Patrick W. Desmond died of a heroin drug overdose after receiving treatment at a Scientology drug rehab facility Narconon in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International, and the Narconon medical director Lisa Carolina Robbins, M.D.

Note: See also Patrick W. Desmond memorial by Florida Memorial Funeral Home at obits.dignitymemorial.com.

Sources:

Boone, Christian. "Norcross drug facility under new scrutiny". October 4, 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Media Group.

Combs, Pete. "Who was Patrick Desmond?". September 30, 2012. WSBRadio.com. Cox Media Group.

Combs, Pete. "About this WSB Investigation". September 30, 2012. WSBRadio.com. Cox Media Group.

"Patrick Desmond obituary". (June 16, 2008). Florida Today. Gannett Company.

Patrick W. Desmond memorial by Florida Memorial Funeral Home at obits.dignitymemorial.com. "In Memory of Patrick W. Desmond - February 28, 1980 - June 11, 2008". Rockledge, Florida.

Desmond v. Narconon. State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Civil Action No. 10A28641-2. "Notice of Filing Original Discovery". July 19, 2011.

Desmond v. Narconon. State Court of DeKalb County, Georgia. Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2. "First amended complaint for wrongful death and RICO action: Jury Trial Demanded". May 19, 2010.

Fleischer, Jodie. "2 Investigates: Patient death at Georgia Narconon - Channel 2 Investigation looks at nonprofit rehab program's license". WSB-TV Atlanta. October 1, 2012. Cox Media Group.

Ortega, Tony. "Scientology Drug Program Narconon's Licensing "Extremely Vulnerable" After Oklahoma Deaths, Says Insider". August 11, 2012. The Village Voice. Blogs. Scientology. Runnin Scared.

Ortega, Tony. "Scientology: Court Testimony: Narconon Intentionally Deceived a Florida Drug Court About Its Licensing". August 29, 2012. The Village Voice. Blogs. Scientology. Runnin Scared.


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  • Added: 1 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98103242
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick W. “Ricko” Desmond (28 Feb 1980–11 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98103242, ; Maintained by Knowledge (contributor 47101449) Unknown.