Sheriff: Los Altos High grad died from accidental overdose

Eitan Weiner
Weiner

Eitan Weiner, the former Los Altos High School student who died mysteriously at a Stanford fraternity house in January, died from an accidental opioid overdose, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday (Feb. 26).

Following an autopsy, the county’s Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office determined fentanyl toxicity caused Weiner’s death, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Deputies on Jan. 17 responded to Stanford University’s Theta Delta Chi fraternity for reports of a medical emergency, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Officials pronounced Weiner, a 19-year-old sophomore at the school, dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed no signs of foul play.

Weiner, the son of two Stanford employees, graduated from Los Altos High in 2018. According to a statement from Stanford, he planned to major in history and was noted for his interests in politics, current events, soccer, hip-hop and rap.

The investigation continues, and anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office at (408) 808-4500. Reach the Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at (408) 808-4431.

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