Medical examiner: Gay teen’s death was suicide

The results are in from the autopsy on a high school student in Miltona who died from what some said was a suicide but which is father insisted was a heart condition.

KSAX TV in Alexandria reports Lance Lundsten died from a mixed drug ingestion. The Douglas County medical examiner has ruled the case a suicide, the station reports.

Lundsten’s death had fueled a renewed debate over suicides of gay teens who had been bullied, but it quelled somewhat when his father said Lundsten died from a known medical condition.

The debate also sparked an usual public argument between the Alexandria Echo Press newspaper, which had criticized the TV station for not accepting the father’s version of events.