Ecstasy Linked To Foam Party Death

A 14-year-old girl who died after attending the electronic dance music event Foam Wonderland at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque last month took ecstasy with friends before the show, authorities confirmed.


According to a police report, Hannah Bruch took more doses of the drug than her friends and became ill a few hours into the Aug. 10 show.

After being found by a security guard, she was taken by paramedics to a nearby hospital, where she died.

The report says Bruch’s heart was beating rapidly, she was unable to walk and had trouble speaking.

However, the report also notes that although police and doctors suspect an ecstasy overdose caused Bruch’s death, a final cause won’t be announced until additional toxicology reports are completed.

Police noted medical and security personnel at Foam Wonderland did their jobs, but said teens were found inside the event with alcohol, as well as adults who brought drinks into areas with minors.