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Fentanyl caused overdose:
Investigators say a 14-year-old boy found dead last year in his home died from an overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl. Maywood police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said an autopsy on Alejandro Zagal didn't initially rule on his cause and manner of death. But the medical examiner's office said Tuesday that investigators have since determined the teen died of cyclopropyl fentanyl toxicity. Fentanyl is an opioid that's up to 50 times more potent than heroin. Zagal's death was ruled an accident. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Zagal was found dead by a relative on Nov. 21 at the family's Maywood home. His death remains under investigation.
Death under investigation:
Evanston police are investigating the weekend death of a Northwestern University student from North Carolina. Dean of Students Todd Adams said in a statement that 20-year-old Kenzie Krogh died over the weekend and police are investigating. WGN-TV reported police don't suspect foul play. School officials told the station the junior from Durham, North Carolina, died Sunday. The cause of Krogh's death isn't known and it wasn't clear if she died on campus or where her body was found. Krogh was a student in Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy. Adams says she was involved in a campus organizations "from Greek life to club sports, and worked closely with the Kellogg School of Management," including serving as a teaching assistant.
Anti-violence director named:
A victim in the aftermath of a school shooting three decades ago is now heading the Archdiocese of Chicago's anti-violence efforts. Philip Andrew is a former FBI agent. He was age 20 in May 1988 when a 30-year-old mentally ill baby sitter Laurie Dann entered Hubbard Woods School in Winnetk and shot six children, five of them in a second grade classroom. One victim later died as a result of one of the country's first school shootings. Dann shot Andrew in the chest after fleeing the school and eventually killed herself. Andrew says he'll focus on building coalitions in neighborhoods, increasing charitable presence in distressed areas, and revitalizing various anti-violence programs.