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Fresno police suspect an overdose in death of teenager who attended rave

Police suspect that a teenage girl died of a drug overdose after attending a rave at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Saturday night.

Authorities said Monday that Houa Hue, 15, a sophomore at Fresno’s Washington Union High School, was found dead early Sunday in the back seat of a car belonging to a stranger she had asked to take her home.

Fresno police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, but they assume the girl probably overdosed on a popular party drug.

Houa attended the rave with three friends, according to KFSN-TV Channel 30, an ABC affiliate in Fresno. Her older brothers said they saw her at the event, drinking beer and acting strangely. Family members later reported that she never made it home.

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