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Med Student Falls From Hotel Balcony After Taking Ecstasy

on Wednesday, 20 June 2012. Posted in Ecstasy, Breaking News

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A 22-year-old woman died June 11th after falling from her 27th floor hotel room in Las vegas. According to, Emily McCaughan was a pre-med student at the University of Arizona, who travelled to Vegas for the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival.

The las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Emily had taken ecstasy, and later suffered from "paranoid delusions." One family member spoke to the paper, as she "wanted everyone to know that drug's were responsible for Emily's death," adding that the young woman did not regularly use drugs. Emily attended the music festival with five friends, all of whom had been taking drugs.

One of Emily's friends claimed that prior to her death, she began to panic after taking ecstasy and thought a man was stalking her. She told her friends she wanted to leave the festival. Her friends tried to calm her down, but Emily remained agitated. They put her in a cab to go back to the hotel. After she left the festival, the exact events become blurry.

Emily sent Facebook messages to her friends at the festival, asking for help. She wrote, "they haven't come for me yet." Emily's friends re-grouped at the festival, and they headed back to the hotel after an hour. Police believe that the 22-year-old removed the SIM card from her cell phone and barricaded the door to her hotel room. The petite woman then squeezed through the window bars of her room.

According to Las Vegas police, Emily then fell and landed on a third-floor roof. According to, it was not until later that security found her body on the roof.

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