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Former Sammamish cheerleader died of overdose, coroner says

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A 22-year-old University of Louisville cheerleader from Sammamish whose body was found in her off-campus apartment July 28 died of a drug overdose, the coroner said Thursday.

According to WDRB-TV in Louisville, Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told media that marijuana, heroin, amphetamine and Xanax were found in Danielle Cogswell’s system.

Cogswell had been  a former Sammamish cheerleader champion.

U of L spokesman Mark Hebert said cheerleaders will now be subject to the same random drug testing as other athletes, WDRB reported.

RELATED:  Friends hold memorial for ex-Sammamish cheerleader: ‘Dani lit up entire room’

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