ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The teen girl who became ill during a concert at Expo New Mexico and later died was killed by a combination of a pure form of ecstasy and a high level of the active ingredient in an over-the-counter allergy medicine.
Hannah Bruch, 14, died from an overdose of MDMA or ecstasy and of the active ingredient in Benadryl, according to the just-released autopsy report.
The teen's friends told police Bruch took three times as much of the drug as they did because she paid for it.
"This came from someone or some place or something," State Police Sgt. Emmanuel Gutierrez said.
Investigators looking into her death are trying to find out where she got the illicit drug.
"These cases tend to take a while, and in order to get a thorough investigation completed and so it can be prosecuted, a lot of work has to go into it," said Gutierrez.
However, according to the autopsy report, Molly wasn't the only thing she had taken.
Bruch also had a very high level of diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl.
The Medical Examiner said the MDMA on its own was enough to cause her death, but combining it with that much Benadryl would be especially lethal.
According to State Police, Bruch had to have taken the Benadryl separately since it is not an ingredient dealers use to cut Molly.
Why she was taking it at all, though, they do not know. Their focus is on tracking down who she got the Molly from.
"When we have cases like this, we ultimately look for ways to solve them or an ending to, to get some closure to the victims family and all who are involved in this," Gutierrez said.
According to the autopsy report the levels of Benadryl found in her system would be the equivalent to popping at least seven pills.
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