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Teen Death Update

Posted on 29th January 2011 at 09:01

The County Coroner’s office says that there were no signs of foul play or serious trauma connected with Thursday’s death of Luis Enrique Garcia of Longview. The Mark Morris High School junior was declared dead at St. John Medical Center Thursday evening, after he had collapsed at the home of a friend at about 5:30 pm. County Coroner Tim Davidson says that it looks like Garcia died of a heart malfunction, but he’s having to wait for additional test results to see if the problem was congenital. Garcia had been at the 20th Avenue home of a friend, “wrestling around” with some others in the back yard when he collapsed. Officials with Mark Morris say that it’s hard to gauge the impact right now, as many of Garcia’s classmates weren’t in school on Friday, and Monday is a school holiday. She says that they do plan to have counselors available for students and staff on Tuesday when classes resume.