Questions with no easy answers lingered over the death of a 17-year-old Santa Fe girl who died Thursday morning following a heroin overdose.
Foremost among questions by medical experts is why Desiree Gonzales was “medically cleared” from Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center after just an hour and a half of care Wednesday evening. Following her release from the hospital, city police officers took her to the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center, where staff noted that she appeared to have difficulty breathing. They found her unresponsive early Thursday and rushed her back to the hospital, but the medical staff was unable to save her.
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