Fresno police are waiting for toxicology results to determine the cause of death of a 15-year-old Fresno girl who died Sunday after attending a rave concert Saturday at the Fresno Fairgrounds.
Fresno police Sgt. Jaime Rios said indications are that Houa Lai Hue, a Washington Union High School student, died of an overdose after the Zoo-Tronic show. Hue was unresponsive when officers found her in a car in southeast Fresno. Investigators say Hue got a ride from the concert from a 62-year-old man she met at the McDonald’s across Kings Canyon Road from the fairgrounds, but couldn’t give him clear directions to her home. He eventually parked and both he and the girl fell asleep.
Rios said there are no indications of foul play in the girl’s death. He called the death “tragic.”
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office is conducting the toxicology test. Results usually take at least two weeks.
News of Houa’s death broke as Washington High students returned to class Tuesday for the start of the fall semester. She would have been a sophomore; her twin brothers, Cher and Keng, are seniors at the school in Easton.
The Zoo-Tronic show was all-ages, but alcohol sales were limited to ages 21 and up with identification.
There were no other reports of issues with Saturday’s show, but raves have resulted in problems elsewhere in the state this summer. Two college students attending the Hard Summer music festival in Pomona died Aug. 1, the Los Angeles Times reported, and authorities reported 49 people were taken by ambulance from the two-day event for treatment at area hospitals.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to study a ban on raves at county facilities.