Fil-Am frat party fatality died from alcohol poisoning

/ 01:16 AM March 15, 2019

Noah Domingo, 18, was found not breathing in a bed at an off-campus home in January. He died from accidental alcohol poisoning. INQUIRER FILE

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — The 18-year-old Filipino American student at UC Irvine student who was found not breathing in January at an off-campus party died from alcohol poisoning, according to the coroner.

Noah Domingo of La Crescenta had a blood-alcohol level of .33, more than four times the legal limit for adult drivers 21 and older, said Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division.


The official cause of death was accidental acute ethanol intoxication, she said. Toxicology tests did not find any other substances in his system, Braun said.

Irvine police will turn over evidence to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to determine if charges are warranted.


Domingo’s time of death was about 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 12.

Irvine police were dispatched at 9:42 a.m. that day to a home at Turtle Rock and Campus Drive in response to a man who was “unresponsive,” according to Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department. Domingo was pronounced dead at the home.

Edgar J. Dormitorio, the interim vice chancellor of student affairs, said in January that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was placed on interim suspension. The national council of Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Feb. 21 closed it and disbanded the undergraduate group of members.

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