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Houston Girl Found Dead After Prom Mixed Alcohol, Pills

Jacqueline Gomez was only two weeks away from graduation when she reportedly died from a deadly combination of alcohol and painkillers.

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By Shawn Dwyer

05/20/14

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A teenage girl from Houston, Texas died over the weekend after attending her high school prom. 

Jacqueline Gomez, 17, was last seen by her MacArthur High School classmates at the Hyatt Hotel when she left the event to go upstairs with her date. The next morning, she was found in bed unresponsive. Alcohol and drugs are expected to have been involved.

“She…stayed overnight in the hotel. In the morning hours, the person that was with her found her deceased in her bed. We are not sure at this hour what the cause of death is,” said Houston homicide Det. Mike Miller.

Prior to her leaving the prom, there was something clearly wrong with Gomez. "She was stuttering, not talking clear. Her eyes were low, like she was dizzy," said close friend Justice Gonzalez.

While it may take weeks for the results of an autopsy to come back, Gomez is suspected of drinking and taking hydrocodone, according to initial reports. Text messages sent by her date – whose name has so far been withheld – offered authorities and grievers some insight as to what happened.

"I woke up. I tried waking her but she wouldn't," her date texted with four frowning faces at the end. "I was screaming and crying telling her to wake up. But she didn't. She didn't," he wrote before adding two more frowning faces with tears.

Friends and family were both shocked and saddened with Gomez’s death, particularly since she was never seen as the party girl type. Instead, she spent most of her time working at a local grocery store while preparing to graduate high school, an event that was just two weeks away.

“She was an amazing girl,” said a close friend.

“She liked helping out everybody,” another said.

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