Teenage Raver Dies at Electronic Music Event Over The Weekend; Phoenix Police Investigating
|High school student Melyssa Gastellum, who died following a rave event on Saturday night.|
Melyssa Gastellum, an 18-year-old high school student from the West Valley, died on Saturday night after collapsing outside of the downtown Phoenix venue during the Freek N Bass dance party. She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later passed away.
While no official cause of death has been released (pending an autopsy by the county medical examiner), there's been much speculation on the Internet and in the local media about why Gastellum collapsed.
Over on a webpage promoting the event on EDM website Don't Stay In (which has been removed as of this writing, although a cached version of the page still exists), friends of Gastellum state that the inhalation of nitrous oxide may have been involved or that she fell and hit her head.