D.C. alcohol agency contacted in review of Treanor death

The University has contacted the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration as part of a review of a sophomore’s January death from alcohol poisoning, ABRA spokeswoman Cynthia Simms said this week.

Laura Treanor, 19, passed away in her Ivory Tower quad in January from acute alcohol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. Medical Examiner’s office. Simms declined to comment June 8 on whether or not ABRA is investigating Adams Mill Bar and Grill, located in Adams Morgan, which is the last place Treanor was seen before she returned to Ivory Tower.

“This is a pending matter, therefore, ABRA is not at liberty to discuss the matter with you at this time,” Simms said in an e-mail.

An Adams Mill owner was unavailable for comment on the matter and the Office of the Attorney General did not return requests for comment.

University Police Chief Dolores Stafford also declined to comment on the ongoing investigation.

University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard confirmed that a review of Treanor’s death is taking place but she said there is no timeline for when results will be returned from the pending investigation.

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