Police in Jefferson County say a woman was found unresponsive Friday morning after possibly huffing a can of compressed air.
Emergency personnel were called to the 2900 block of North Torreys Peak Drive in Superior after a man found his 31-year-old daughter unconscious in a room in their house around 9:30 a.m.
Deputies and medical staff from Rocky Mountain and Louisville Fire tried to revive the woman for 45 minutes to no avail. The woman was pronounced dead on scene.
Detectives and medical investigators are looking into the woman's death. It's not clear immediately what may have killed her, but an aerosol can typically used for cleaning keyboards was found near her body.
Investigators are double-checking to see if the can may have had something to do with her death. No foul play is suspected.
American Addiction Centers says that huffing canned air contains difluoroethane - and add that huffing cans can lead to instant "sudden sniffing death" by causing fatal heart failure even the very first time it's tried.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse says that anywhere from 100 to 200 people die every year from huffing inhalants.