Archive - Jul 6, 2012 - Campaign Article

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Autopsy Ends Mystery: Cardiac Arrest Killed Standout High School Senior

SAN DIEGO--Sudden cardiac arrest, possibly the result of a genetic condition, caused the death of 17-year-old Rancho Bernardo High School senior and class president David Hu in January, according to the teen's autopsy report made available Friday.

No drugs or alcohol were found in the teen's system and there was "no indication of any illicit drug or alcohol use" in his bedroom, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's report said.

Hu, who was slated to be valedictorian and had received a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT, was found unresponsive  in his bed at home on the morning of January 5. Hu's 13-year-old brother, Kevin, woke up when he heard David yelling just before 5 a.m. After looking into his brother's room and hearing him moaning, Kevin got his parents who came and found the teen's lips blue and white, the report said.

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