Season 2, Episode 2
Investigating Rick Van Thiel
Sandy Dominguez, the mother of Randy David Valenzuela, Jr., discusses the investigation into her son’s treatment by Las Vegas “doctor” Rick Van Thiel. Las Vegas Metro Police Department Detective Ken, who wished to keep his appearance hidden, investigated Valenzuela’s death and “had a lot of compassion” while working the case, Dominguez said.
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Who Was Rick Van Thiel?
When a radical underground practitioner with no medical experience promises a miracle cure online, his victims receive dangerous procedures in an unsanitary trailer sparking an unexplained death and a public health emergency in Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas ‘Doctor’ Busted For Unsafe Practices
Investigators in Las Vegas discovered that Rick Van Thiel had been conducting unlicensed medical procedures — including abortions — in his trailer clinic, treating everything from cancer to STIs. He also used ozone therapy, a form of alternative medicine that claims to increase the amount of oxygen in the blood and cleanses it of viruses and bacteria through the introduction of ozone.
The Treatments Of Rick Van Thiel
Sandy Dominguez, the mother of Randy David Valenzuela, Jr., opens up about the ozone therapy sessions her son received from Rick Van Thiel, who treated Valenzuela for HIV. Valenzuela later died, and while Van Thiel was not charged with his murder, he was charged with 29 counts associated with the unlawful practice of medicine, sexual assault, sexual assault resulting in substantial bodily harm, and child abuse and neglect, according to “License to Kill.”
One-Time Patient Of Rick Van Thiel Opens Up
Sue Stio, a one-time patient of Rick Van Thiel, opens up about visiting the supposed doctor’s clinic, which was a cluttered, run-down trailer parked in a Las Vegas backyard. Stio said her “heart was just racing a mile a minute” when she realized the office was “definitely not somewhere where a doctor would treat patients.”