Autopsy confirms former McPherson restaurant operator's death a suicide

By Staff reports
July 31, 2014

According to a report filed Monday by the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center and obtained by the Hutchinson News, 54 year old Adam Sabri, former operator of the Time Out Sports Bar and Grill in McPherson had high levels of diphenhydramine in his liver and in his brain.

The toxicology report states that the cause of death was diphenhydramine toxicity, in the manner of suicide. No identifying marks or scars were found on his body, nor evidence of injury.

Diphenhydramine, most commonly known as Benadryl, is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms.

The report also says that Sabri had a history of depression, and tested positive for phenylethylamine, a drug used to relieve depression.

Sabri was first reported missing February 9.

His body was found May 5 in Maize. An apparent suicide note was located inside the vehicle.