Surf couples die side by side on the bed


MICHELLE Avila and Christian Kent are young, in love and sharing their passion for surfing.

One night they came home from a party, Michelle hoped her parents good night and they went to bed.

But what happens next will make their family and friends desperate.

When Michelle's mother went to check on her partner she found them dead on Michelle's bed.

According to police, the couple, known for their sun-kissed blonde locks and "perfect" relations, died of drug overdose on October 14 – one month older than Michelle's 24th birthday.

Their shocking death has highlighted the growing problem of opioid addiction in the Orange County coastal community that is rich in Southern California.

Michelle's father, Paulo Avila, searched for his daughter's room to look for clues that he was a drug user, and found none, The Orange Country Register reported.

He said, through tears, the only reason he could find the strength to talk about their drug overdose was to let other parents know "their children are not safe."

Michelle Avila, 23, and Christian Kent, 20, died of a drug overdose. Image: Facebook

Michelle Avila, 23, and Christian Kent, 20, died of a drug overdose. Image: Facebook

Michelle and Christian both have colds and take antibiotics. Michelle doesn't drink because she's not healthy.

According to Michelle's parents, she is not a partying person, instead choosing to spend her time with Christian and their close friends in the Newport Beach area.

After they returned home at around 12:30, Michelle said goodbye to her mother and put her clothes on at 6 am at a Newport Beach coffee shop where she worked.

Michelle also wrote neatly written notes as a reminder: "Study geo. Do your speech. Love Christian."

For their family and friends, they both seemed to have just come out of the pages of a magazine.

When his mother, Adriana Avila came home from work at 4 o'clock that terrible afternoon, she found the couple died in bed.

"Two beautiful children," Avila said to Coast Report Online. "It feels like Romeo and Juliet. They both died and they hugged each other."

It took months for Michelle and Christian's toxicology reports to be completed, but Avila is now convinced they died from a drug overdose after talking to the police and experts.

However, he said The Orange County Register that he has more questions than answers.

"What happened to those children?" He asked. "What did they do? What happened to that point?"

Michelle Avila, 23, and Christian Kent, 20. Image: Facebook

Michelle Avila, 23, and Christian Kent, 20. Image: Facebook

Michelle's parents had moved their daughters to Newport Beach when they were young, thinking it would be a safer place for their daughters than Los Angeles, The Daily Mail reported.

Michelle, 23, and Christian, 20, immediately fell in love, dating for about a year.

"It's crazy how two souls can be connected so deeply & quickly … can't wait for some more extraordinary memories made," Michelle wrote on social media in August, when Christian went to college.

"Today I have to say goodbye for now, to my friends and partners in crime," he wrote.

"I remember the day you came to my job, smiled at me with those eyes and asked me for my number. You found me at the right time, and life has been one of the rides since!

"It's crazy how two souls can connect so deeply and quickly. You are very special and smart and will kill him at the university!"

Michelle is a stellar student, and has received a letter from President George W Bush to honor her achievements, The Orange Country Register reported.

He enjoys traveling, having spent the last few years in Bali, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Japan and Brazil before he began modeling and studying communication.

Michelle's father said he dreamed of becoming a journalist.

"He will follow his brother," he said. "He likes to write, he likes to write, he likes to talk."

Christian, who also grew up in Newport, was polished from days spent outdoors to catch waves, long blond hair, touched his broad shoulders, local publications reported.

In a local online publication, What Youth, a tribute read:

"Christian and his beautiful girlfriend Michelle Avila were found unresponsive last weekend at her home in Huntington Beach.

"We last saw them on our last skate a month ago. In love, happy and at home. His death really hit us."

His close friend Andeaux Borunda describes him as an "authentic" soul who is always there to lend a helping hand "in times of worry".

"In times when you feel the world is turning backwards, it will help you move forward," the Brounda wrote about Apa Pemuda.

Friends think they are the perfect partner. Image: Facebook

Friends think they are the perfect partner. Image: Facebook

"He explored the coast with a blue Volkswagen Squareback – 72 babies. The girls will whistle, and he will howl. So, that thing really solves more problems than before. He is" Boy. "

"At his house he sits and plays a vintage, blonde Stratocaster whose fingers can tell a million stories. He is a guitar man."

Their loved ones are now left to write tribute to the couple.

"I hope I can shout at you and tell you how difficult it is," said Nicole, Michelle's sister about what will be her 24th birthday.

Mr. Avila can't help but blame himself for the death of his daughter.

"You should care about what God gives you, and he is a gift from God," he said The Orange Country Register. "That's what eats me, from the inside out. Why did I fail? It just destroyed me."

A study released last year by The Orange County Health Agency found that deaths from drug overdoses had increased 88 percent between 2000 and 2015, and nearly half of all deaths were caused by accidental overdoses of prescription drugs.

There were 1,711,809 prescriptions for opioids in 2015, according to the Advisory Council on Alcohol Drugs.

The GoFundMe page has been prepared for Michelle, who has so far raised more than $ 7,000, which her father hopes will be used for programs that educate young people about drug use.

"My mission is to send a message," Avila said. "To show how beautiful a person can be through something like that. You are protected by nothing."


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