Mom Demands Autopsy After Healthy 18-Year-Old Son Dies Suddenly


The mother of a recently deceased 18-year-old man won’t stop until she gets to the bottom of what happened.

Her son, Lorenzo Squillance, a lifeguard at San Benedetto del Tronto in Italy, died suddenly after he began feeling ill on Saturday.

His mother, Paola, a teacher, drove Lorenzo to the hospital after he complained of feeling unwell, according to

After rushing Lorenzo inside, Paola quickly returned to the car to “find a parking space.”

By the time she returned to her son, everything had changed.

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According to the news outlet, Paola returned to the emergency room find her son “already intubated and dying.”

Doctors prepared to rush the young man to a hospital better equipped to deal with his deteriorating condition.

However, Lorenzo’s heart stopped before they could do so.

The 18-year-old was reportedly a healthy young man with a normal lifestyle.

Following the news of his death, the Riviera delle Palme National Lifesaving Society shared a Facebook post in honor of Lorenzo’s memory.

“Hi Lorenzo, It was great having a lifeguard like you on our team. Your politeness, kindness, availability and the great commitment shown in your work will always remain a beautiful memory and an example for all. Watch over your family from heaven, you’ll be a great lifeguard even from up there,” the group wrote, according to a translation.

Paola is now demanding authorities to conduct an autopsy of her son.

According to, following the mother’s demands, the public prosecutor’s office has officially ordered an autopsy of the 18-year-old. The autopsy is set to be conducted over the next few days, reported.

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This isn’t the only strange death of a young person to take place in Europe in recent months. According to Euro Weekly News, a few other cases have popped up in that time.

For instance, on July 6, a 13-year-old died suddenly in the Italian province of Prato. It was later revealed that she had recently been diagnosed with myocarditis.

On Monday, two days after Lorenzo Squillance’s death, a 13-year-old Moscow girl, Ira Solomyatnik, drowned after suffering a cardiac arrest while swimming.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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