Autopsy of Victoria protester confirms death by drug overdose

A lethal drug overdose of cocaine and heroin likely killed Ashlie Gough, 23, coroner says

  • Nov. 14, 2011 7:00 a.m.

A lethal drug overdose of cocaine and heroin killed the 23-year-old Victoria woman who had been camped out at an Occupy Vancouver protest, according to toxicology test results.

The B.C. Coroners Service conducted the autopsy, including the toxicology screen, after Ashlie Gough was found unresponsive in a tent at the encampment in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Nov. 5. Investigators later determined she had likely died hours before she was found.

The coroners investigation into Gough’s death will continue.