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Woman, 23, Dies After Making Suicide Pact With Man She Met On Web Site

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — A 23-year-old woman who apparently made a suicide pact with a man she met online, was found dead inside a Nissan Sentra in the Hollywood Hills, authorities said Saturday.

Ana Gutierrez of Culver City was found dead Monday morning in the 6900 block of La Presa Drive, off Outpost Drive, coroner’s Lt. Brian Elias said.

Gutierrez made a pact with a man she met on a suicide Web site, according to a neighborhood bulletin from the Hollywood Heights Association.

Unconfirmed reports suggested both planned to die in the car, but the man panicked and got out.

The man, whose name was withheld, told police he passed out on the street, regained consciousness and saw Gutierrez was dead, according to the Hollywood Heights Association. He ran to a nearby hotel and called 911, according to the group.

A coroner’s investigation determined Gutierrez mixed chemicals to create a deadly cloud of hydrogen sulfide, Elias said. Gutierrez reportedly left a suicide note found in the vehicle.

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