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SUNY Oneonta student death ruled accidental

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ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Oneonta Police have released the final autopsy findings regarding the investigation into the December 2, 2017 death of a SUNY Oneonta student. 

Police say the death of Daniel W. Michaels, 18, has been ruled an accident by “mixed drug toxicity". According to police, Michaels had  amphetamine, ethanol, alprazolam and marijuana in his system. 

Police are continuing to investigate Michaels death. 

Oneonta Police Chief Douglas Brenner told 12 News they received a call that 18-year-old Daniel William Michaels, of Dix Hills, New York, was found unresponsive around 12:05 a.m. on December 2, 2017 at 34 Academy Street. Two students have been charged with drug possession from that same home. Police emphasized those confiscated substances are not suspected as to having contributed to the death of Michaels. They were found during the course of the investigation.

"Two other people had come to that apartment to look for a friend. They went inside in the living room and saw Mr. Michaels lying on the couch and in their words he didn't look good and they tried to roust him to wake him up and couldn't get him woken up," said Brenner. 

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