Cause of CU student’s death a mystery |

Cause of CU student’s death a mystery

BOULDER – A University of Colorado student found dead in his dormitory room last month did not have drugs in his system and was not lethally drunk, the Boulder County Coroner’s Office said.No foul play was suspected, campus police have said.Coroner Tom Faure said the cause of death for Jesse Gomez of Lakewood will be listed as “undetermined,” a label given to only nine deaths handled by Faure’s office since 2002. The office conducts an average of 150 autopsies a year.Gomez, 18, had a blood-alcohol content of 0.159, almost twice the limit for drunken driving, coroner’s officials said Friday. That level was not sufficient to account for his death, the Coroner’s Office reported. Lethal amounts are typically at least 0.30.

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