CLAREMONT (CBSLA.com) — A Claremont McKenna College student died last week after possibly “huffing” nitrous oxide.
Ali Wallace Mirza, 19, of Westport, Conn., died at the hospital around 2 a.m. Friday after he was found unresponsive in his room, said Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.READ MORE: Family Of Man Killed In DUI Crash Outraged Driver Spent Only One Week In Jail
Police said they found empty nitrous oxide canisters in the dorm, according to the Los Angeles Times.READ MORE: Pasadena Considers Technology To Help Law Enforcement Detect Gunshots
An autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death was deferred pending additional tests.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)