Cause of West Haven Teen's Death Remains Undetermined

MADISON, Conn. (AP) _ The state medical examiner’s office says the cause of a West Haven teenager’s death at a party months ago remains undetermined.

Yet despite the ruling released Monday, police still think alcohol was the cause of 18-year-old Jaquelle Jackson’s death in June and continue to consider charging the owners of a home where Jackson was allegedly drinking before he died.

Michael Jefferson, an attorney for Jackson’s family, tells The New Haven Register that Jackson may have died of asphyxiation after choking on his own vomit.

The medical examiner’s tests found no drugs in the teen’s system.

Police say they are reviewing autopsy and toxicology tests for possible charges.
Information from: New Haven Register,

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