Date Rape Drug OD Death of Aspiring Model Julia Sumnicht Linked to "King of All Pimps" Jason Itzler

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In March 2010, 21-year-old Julia Sumnicht, a Wisconsin college student and aspiring model, died in Miami Beach after overdosing on a date rape drug. Now the New York Post reports that her death has been linked to Jason Itlzer, the self-proclaimed "King of All Pimps" who formerly ran a high-class escort service in New York and was later convicted of money laundering and promoting prostitution.

The Post reports that Sumnicht traveled to Miami Beach in 2009 to chase her dream of professional modeling. During her initial visit, she met Zoltan Prepszent, a Hungarian-born nightlife photographer and Itzler's Miami Beach roommate. The New York Post has taken a particular interest in Itzler over the years, charting his descent from high-class pimp to jailbird. He had retreated to Miami Beach between serving time for his initial charges and his recent arrest on unrelated charges.

According to the findings of a private investigator hired by Sumnicht's family, the day before she died, Sumnicht exchanged text messages with Prepszent, and the two had agreed to meet at Set Nightclub. After spending a few hours at Set, the two returned to Prepszent and Itzler's apartment in the Flamingo Towers. After a few hours there, Sumnicht left for another photographer's apartment, where she had been staying while visiting the city.

The photographer told another model that Sumnicht had arrived drunk and went to bed. (An autopsy later found only trace amounts of alcohol in her system.)

The next afternoon, the photographer found her dead in bed, and investigators concluded she died of an overdose of GHB.

Reports the Post:
Based on a number of factors -- including her behavior before and after going to the Flamingo Towers and the amount of time it takes for the drug to affect one's system -- the investigators concluded that she ingested it while in the apartment that Prepszent shared with Itzler, according to their report, which was provided to The Post.

Itzler, in a jailhouse interview with The Post, admitted to taking GHB himself that night after Sumnicht came to his apartment with Prepszent.

It wasn't clear how or exactly when Sumnicht ingested it.
"I almost died that night," Itzler, who now sits in jail on unrelated drug and prostitution charges, told the paper. "Zoltan [later] changed all the decorating of the apartment. He knew that I threw up all over the apartment. I vomited GHB residue all over."

Both Prepzent and Itzler hired lawyers after Sumnicht's death. Niether Prepszent nor Miami Beach police have commented about the report.

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PCC
PCC

You all kind of make me sick...  People saying they have taken the drug recreationally... Messed up.  Julia was a very trusting person...  She didn't know they were drug dealers and pimps.  She loved everyone and believed that everyone was good...  It's so sad that she had to leave us this way...  She was seriously one of God's greatest creations...    She stayed sober the night of her death and these guys drugged her...  She would never take a drug for fun.  As her best friend, I know this.  Please before you comment on this story, get the facts.  She was being smart this night.  All she wanted to do was become known as a model.  Keep her family in your prayers...  And please be smart when you travel...  That's the message her family wanted to get across...

Whocares123
Whocares123

We're you there?! You don't know what happened that night...some people can be persuaded very easily or try to fit in!

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Soccer cleats

Good article, hope to see more similar articles

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Soccer cleats

Good article, hope to see more similar articles

bigriggs
bigriggs

Stupid piece of shit bottom feeder. Hope he dies in prison.

seep
seep

Please don't call it "date rape drug" unless it was administered surreptitiously.  Many people take GHB recreationally.

Party Veteran
Party Veteran

I've taken GHB recreationally. Its effects are on par with being drunk and stoned, nothing more. For that reason, I agree that the sensationalist media are the only ones calling it a "date rape drug". With that said though, the last time I ever took it I also had too much of it and started projectile vomiting all over my apartment. It's not really something I would recommend trying more than once, because you can get the same effects from less dangerous and less controversial substances like alcohol and weed.

Janedoe1234
Janedoe1234

She didn't take it herself dumbass. Great manners you have to assume a girl who was killed from an overdose took it herself when it's known to be a date rape drug. Julia was a smart, loving, beautiful girl who died at the hands of so done else. Enough said.

Greyden
Greyden

Why would a pimp have to drug her?  Gee, I wonder how she paid for three trips to Miami.

seep
seep

dumbass there are plenty of girls who take it for fun.  It's the knee-jerk media who labels all drug use as evil.

Janedoe1234
Janedoe1234

If you knew her you'd know the truth.

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