'Huffing' Freon Suspected In Midwest City Teen's Death

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 10:59 pm
By: News 9

Midwest City police are investigating the death of a teenager.

According to the police department, a 13-year-old boy was found dead next to the air conditioning unit of his home in Midwest City.

Investigators said the boy apparently had been tampering with the Freon portion of the air conditioner, and that suggested he may have inhaled refrigerant from the unit.

The boy's death is considered an accident right now, pending a report from the Medical Examiner's Office.

The boy was a student at Nicoma Park Middle School.