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Girl’s Death Linked to ‘Date Rape Drug’

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A high school student who died mysteriously last month was killed by an illegal “date rape drug” that apparently was slipped into her soft drink, police in La Porte, Texas, said. Hillory Farias, 17, a varsity volleyball player, was found unconscious and not breathing the morning of Aug. 4 after a night out with girlfriends. She had complained of a severe headache on returning home from a teenage dance club. Authorities at first were puzzled by her death because tests showed no drugs or alcohol in her body. Authorities ruled the death a homicide after finding gamma y-hydroxybutyrate, a “date rape drug,” in her body.


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