Report: Accidental Overdose Killed Occupy OKC Teen

By Salon Staff

Published March 1, 2012 8:00PM (EST)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An autopsy of an 18-year-old protester found dead in his tent during an Occupy OKC protest last year shows he died of an accidental morphine overdose.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released the autopsy report on Thursday to The Associated Press. It shows that 18-year-old Louis Cameron Rodriguez died of "probable acute morphine toxicity."

Rodriguez was found dead inside a tent Oct. 31 at a protest at a park in downtown Oklahoma City. He was a member of a group that was protesting wage and wealth disparity that had coordinated with similar Wall Street protests around the country.

According to the autopsy report, witnesses told authorities a passerby had offered the group morphine and other drugs before Rodriguez died.

Fellow protesters had said Rodriguez was homeless.

Salon Staff

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