Houston Teen Found Dead After Prom
A Texas senior prom turned deadly when a teen girl died overnight in a hotel room.
Jacqueline Gomez, 17, partied after the dance at the Hyatt North Houston with her boyfriend, who discovered she wasn’t breathing when he woke on Saturday morning and called police in a panic, according to media reports.
Investigators found signs of alcohol in the room and they’re looking into the possibility the young couple used prescription painkillers, authorities said.
“You can imagine if you have ever attended a high school prom what goes on there,” Houston homicide Det. Mike Miller told KTRK. “This is no exception.”
Gomez wore a glittering, pearl-colored dress to the MacArthur Senior High prom. Her dark hair fell over her left shoulder and she posed with friends under the striking blue lights in the Hyatt’s ballroom.