UPDATE, MAY 17, 3:49 A.M.:
Autopsy and toxicological reports reveal that the two teens found dead in a Huntington Beach apartment in January overdosed on prescription drugs, with alcohol contributing to one of the deaths, The Orange County Register
Aaron Saenz, 15, died from the intoxication of methadone (a narcotic used as a pain reliever), doxylamine (a sedative used to treat insomnia) and alprazolam (better known by the brand names Xanax and Niravam, used to treat anxiety and panic disorders). Chelsea Amanda Taylor, 16, had those same drugs in her system, along with ethanol, the intoxicant in alcohol.
UPDATE, JAN. 25, 9:41 A.M.:
The victims have been identified as Aaron Saenz
, 15, of Westminster, and Chelsea Taylor
, 16, of Huntington
Beach. Their bodies were found at an apartment in the 15500 block of
Huntington Village Lane, LA Times
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 4:21 P.M.:
A 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were found dead inside a vacant Surf City apartment on Friday, the Huntington Beach Independent
Along with them? An empty can of Four Loko, the famed caffeine-spiked alcoholic beverage blamed for several deaths across the country and banned in several states.
Last fall, the Chicago-based makers of Four Loko agreed to stop adding caffeine to the drink
to comply with FDA regulators, who declared the stuff was unsafe.