Name released in 10KLF death, cause of death still unknown
The Becker County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the girl who died at 10,000 Lakes Fest, but the cause of death is not yet known.
Ashley Marie McCoy, 17, of West Salem, Wis., was found dead in her tent in the Northwoods Campground by her boyfriend, Andrew Loomis 22, of Lacrosse, Wis., when he woke up about noon on Friday.
"We were notified immediately by officials at Soo Pass," said Sheriff Tim Gordon.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate "no trauma," and no obvious foul play, Gordon said.
"Everything appears to be normal, which indicates to us the answers will be in the toxicology report," he said.
Because no foul play appears to be involved, the case is not a high priority for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension crime lab, so it could take several weeks to determine the cause of death, he added.
"We know alcohol was involved, but to what extent is not known," Gordon added. "Anything you hear regarding alcohol or drug content is nothing but speculation."
At last year's festival, two men were found dead on the Friday of the event.
Matthew Mark Osborn, 35, of Emden, Ill., was found dead at his campsite July 20, 2007.
Ian Arvid Mortenson, 24, of Winona, Minn., was found unresponsive in a restroom behind the stage area later that day.
Gordon said investigators suspected drugs played a role in Mortenson's death.