Family Has Warning for Others After Ecstasy Death | News
LAS VEGAS -- The family of a woman who fell 27 stories to her death is speaking out about what happened. Her family says she may have taken ecstasy while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival last week.
Emily McCaughan is the second person to die after attending the event this year. The family is devastated by what happened. They say the circumstances surrounding her death are completely out of character.
Tens of thousands of people flooded into Las Vegas last week, including 22-year-old Emily McCaughan from Arizona.
"I can't bring her back to life now and I have to live with the pain of knowing what I could have done to be closer to her, to be less trusting of the world," said Emily's father Richard McCaughan.
Mr. McCaughan says his daughter had made the trip to EDC with a group of friends. While at the concert, they may have taken ecstasy.
"They argue with her over and over and from their perspective, she was having a delusion that she was being followed. This is the official story I am hearing," said McCaughan.
Emily began to think she was being followed and wanted to go back to the hotel room. Her friends wanted to stay at the concert and let her go back by herself.
"If your friends are in danger, never leave their side. If they are delusional about being in danger, don't judge them, protect them," said McCaughan.
Emily's family believes the pre-med student disabled her phone and barricaded herself in her Circus Circus hotel room. Security tried to break into the room, but Emily managed to squeeze out the window.
"I am not sure that there isn't other wrongdoing involved. What if Emily was really in fear for her life? What if the delusion was based on something of a reality that happened in the concert?" said McCaughan.
Emily's family says they want a full investigation by Metro into her death. Metro says they are waiting for the coroner's office before moving forward.
Thirty-one-year-old Olivier Hennessy was also hit by a truck as he left EDC a week ago. He later died at the hospital.
The spokesperson for EDC says they are saddened by the deaths but they happened outside the festival and outside their control.