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Westerville police investigating New Albany student's death


Westerville police are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Columbus boy in a Westerville home.

According to police reports, Westerville medics were called to an apartment in the 900 block of Cross Country Drive East in the early morning of June 13 on reports that Kenneth R. Bores III, a New Albany High School student, was having a seizure and was not breathing.

Bores was transferred to Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital and later to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he died after being removed from life support.

Police are awaiting toxicology reports to determine what role drugs and alcohol played in his death, said a press release from the city.

According to police, Bores was at the Cross Country Drive home of his friend, who also is 15, along with 20-year-old Mitchell Crabtree and Crabtree's 17-year-old girlfriend.

The three reported that they were playing computer games with Bores, who they said was behaving strangely. Crabtree began having a seizure, they said, and they called 911 after about 20 minutes and began performing CPR.

The witnesses told police that Bores may have ingested LSD and marijuana but that there were no drugs in the apartment that evening, reports said.

After submitting to blood-alcohol tests, the 17-year-old girl was cited for underage drinking, and Crabtree was charged with providing alcohol to a minor.