Police working to solve prom night death of Texas teen
Houston (KHOU) — Prom night in Houston ended in tragedy for anyone who knew Jacqueline Gomez. Police are still trying to determine what led to the death of the student.
The Block family, in town for a basketball tournament, stayed at the Hyatt in north Houston Friday night, while the MacArthur prom was well under way. They would never have thought the night would take a tragic turn for Jacqueline Gomez, 18, a MacArthur high school student, whose prom night would be her last.
She stayed overnight in the hotel. In the morning hours, the person that was with her found her dead in her bed. It's unclear at this hour what caused her death.
Police said they found alcohol and prescription pain killers in the hotel room. They also stated the girl's boyfriend had called 911. He was taken in for questioning, only to shed light on what happened. However, authorities said they nave no reason to believe he contributed to her death.
Kyren Block and his family were staying just a few doors down from some of the MacArthur High School students. He said the family could hear yelling all the way down the hallway, but others staying at the hotel had no idea what had happened.
Homicide detectives are still investigating and trying to find out what took the 18-year-old's life.