Sabrina Keller Died of Natural Causes: Report

Officials say the 14-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest

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    The Girl Scouts released this image of Keller after she was honored in May 2011.

    An autopsy on a 14-year-old girl who collapsed at a school dance at a San Marcos middle school in June found her death was due to a cardiac arrest, the San Diego Medical Examiner reported Friday.

    Sabrina Keller, of Escondido, collapsed and became unresponsive while at a graduation dance at Woodland Park Middle school around 9 p.m. on June 9.

    She was later taken to Rady Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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    Sabrina Keller - was remembered by friends and family Thursday at what would have been her middle school graduation. The 14-year-collapsed at a school dance last week and later died.

    The autopsy reported Keller’s cause of death was due to cardiac arrest stemming from “probable cardiac channelopathy” congenital long QT syndrome, a disorder of the heart's electrical activity which can cause sudden, uncontrollable and dangerous arrhythmias.

    A month before her death, Keller won an award for selling the most Girl Scout cookies in San Diego County and a special garden was planted by Keller’s scout troop in honor of her in October.

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    The 14-year-old Escondido girl died June 9th, the night of her graduation dance at Woodland Park Middle School. Her scout troop dedicated a garden to Sabrina Keller on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2011.