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High school student Trinity Corjeno of Fullerton, California suddenly died unexpectedly as she collapsed and her heart stopped. She was just 17.
Her mother says there was no inkling that the tragedy was looming.
The official cause of death has not yet been determined. First responders and doctors have speculated that she may be another victim of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
There appears to be no physical evidence thus far of fentanyl overdose, but rather this speculation is based on the fact she died performing a skincare routine before bed.
“Their speculation was an accidental fentanyl overdose because of the evidence so far they had collected from my sister,” Cornejo said. “Her heart stopped beating at 8:23 a.m. on Oct. 1.”
“She did her skincare routine,” Cornejo said. “She went and got an ice cream sandwich. My sister went to the restroom, came back and found her unresponsive.”
‘She was a great athlete, but I was proud of her heart,’ Cornejo said.
“These dealers deliver substances of the teen’s choice. They come in masks when they come in their cars,” Cornejo said.
“They either know what they’re doing and don’t want to get caught, or don’t know what they’re doing and don’t care. Either way, it’s just drugs are no longer drugs. What you think you’re getting is most likely laced with something else.”
“Whoever is out there pushing this poison on our kids, you’re a coward and I hope justice finds you,” she said, according to KTLA-TV.
“This is happening in our community right now and it’s not just happening to troubled youth and addicts,” Cornejo said. “It’s happening to good kids, honor students.”
“I would send her your articles about these issues, and these deaths, and I thought she understood and I thought she would never take that risk, but teenagers are curious and dealing with a lot of pressure,” Cornejo said.