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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Former SFCC student found dead after Mardi Gras celebration

A 21-year-old former Santa Fe Community College student was found dead Wednesday afternoon after celebrating Mardi Gras with her friends, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Lindsey Danielle Bragg, who studied elementary education at SFCC in the fall, was found unresponsive by her boyfriend, Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Keith Faulk said.

Faulk said Bragg, who is originally from Altamonte Springs, went out Tuesday night with her friends to celebrate Mardi Gras.

Bragg and her friends went to several bars downtown where she was seen drinking alcohol and may have also ingested prescription and illegal drugs, witnesses told officers. Bragg then went to a friend's house where she said she was feeling dizzy and wanted to lie down.

Faulk said Bragg's boyfriend woke up around noon on Wednesday and heard Bragg snoring loudly.

When he found her unresponsive around 2:30 p.m., he began performing CPR on her, and someone called 911.

An autopsy and toxicology report will be conducted to determine the cause of death, Faulk said.

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