High school student, 16, whose body was found two days after she went missing wasn’t killed but took a deadly cocktail of heroin and antihistamines
- Emylee Lonczak, 16, of McLean, Virginia, was discovered dead in August
- Body found in the bushes between a pair of million-dollar homes
- Death caused by the adverse effects of heroin and antihistamine
The body of Emylee Lonczak was found in shrubbery between two homes on Madrillon Estates Drive in Vienna on Friday morning
The death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a bush has been ruled an accident causes by drugs, according to the state medical examiner’s office.
Emylee Lonczak was reported missing August 21 from her home in an affluent area of McLean, Virginia.
Two days later, her body turned up in the bushes between a pair of million-dollar homes in the well-heeled suburb of Vienna.
Today it was reported her death was caused by the adverse effects of heroin and an over-the-counter antihistamine.
According to a search warrant obtained by The Washington Post, the McLean High School student left home August 21 with two men and then drove out of state to buy drugs from another man.
Members of the group then used the drug, before returning to Fairfax County in the early hours of August 22 after realizing the teen was in medical distress, but did not seek help, the document stated.
No charges have been filed in the case.
Police investigating Lonczak's death had previously interviewed one of the teen's companions, identified by NBC Washington as 19-year-old Kyle Alifom, and searched his parents' Vienna home
Left to die: Search warrants state that Emylee Lonczak used drugs in the company of three adult men, who failed to seek help when she needed medical attention
Probe: Police determined that one of the men Emylee (left) was with before her death was Kyle Alifom (right), 19, who told officers that he and the 16-year-old drank beer and smoked marijuana that night .
Alifom, who attends Marshall High School, reportedly told officials that hours before the girl died, he and Emylee attended a party together where they drank beer and smoked marijuana.
Alifom later got a ride with the girl to his home in Vienna, where Lonczak remained for several hours before taking her leave on foot.
On August 23, police bloodhounds picked up Emylee's scent in the Tysons Corner area of Vienna, and quickly tracked down her body left in the shrubbery between two homes.
According to online records, Alifom has had at least two run-ins with the law. Most recently, he was arrested in March on a public drunkenness charge.
A year before, Alifom was collared on a count of alcohol possession.
Grieving family: Emylee, pictured as a young girl with her father Don, is survived by her parents and six brothers and sisters
Emylee Lonczak is survived by her parents and six siblings, including her twin brother.
McLean High School principal Ellen Reilly sent a letter to parents about the death of Lonczak in August, describing her as a 'cherished student'.
'It is with great sadness that I must inform you that one of our students died unexpectedly Friday.
'Emylee Lonczak was a rising 11th grader at our school. She was a cherished student who will be greatly missed by all who knew her,' the letter said.
McLean High School principal Ellen Reilly sent a letter to parents about the death of Emylee, calling her a 'cherished student'
Police found her body in this area of Vienna near a pipe stem, hidden by bushes between two houses, after they were tipped off to her whereabouts
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