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Flushing teen found dead may have OD’d

Reportedly took meds from a stranger

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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:37 am, Thu Feb 28, 2013.

A Flushing teen was found dead in Rosedale Sunday morning, in what reportedly may have been a drug overdose.

Police responded to a call about an unconscious woman at 245-07 135 Ave. and when they arrived at around 7:40 a.m. they found Aisha Farooqui, 15, outside the house. There were no signs of trauma, the NYPD said.

Farooqui lived on Parsons Boulevard in Flushing. She was a sophmore at Jamaica High School and before that attended Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School in Flushing. The investigation into her death is ongoing, police said.

The Daily News, citing unnamed police sources, said Farooqui may have overdosed on prescription drugs before collapsing behind the house where she was found dead, foaming at the mouth, wearing a black jacket, black pants and red shoes. The victim had attended a birthday party on Saturday and left with a man she didn’t know who gave her pills, the report said.

There were three Facebook memorial pages honoring Farooqui as of Monday afternoon. One post read, “All my prayers go out to this beautiful, young girl’s family. No mother should ever have to worry about burying their child. This is a sad thing, but it’s also a wake-up call. This can happen to anyone, no-matter who it is. She’s in a better place now. Watch over all of us. R.I.P Aisha.”

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