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`Miss Elizabeth' mixed vodka, painkillers

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May 8, 2003

(Marietta-AP) -- Police reports indicate the wrestling personality known as "Miss Elizabeth" had mixed vodka and painkillers before she died. The reports say 42-year-old Elizabeth Hulette sat down to eat and started gurgling.

Cobb County authorities have yet to issue an official cause of her death on May first. She was found unresponsive at the home of her boyfriend, former wrestling superstar Lex

Luger. Luger -- whose real name is Lawrence Pfohl -- called 911 to ask for help. He later told police that Hulette drank about two glasses of vodka and took medication for her back pain before she started to eat. She was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Police say they do not suspect foul play.

A forensic pathologist at Kaplan College in Iowa -- Doctor Julie Jervis -- says she may have been the victim of the so-called "cafe coronary" in which people who are drinking alcohol and eating lose their eating coordination.

Meanwhile, police have charged Pfohl with 13 counts of felony drug possession after finding more than a thousand illegal pills in his home.

posted at 8:25AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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