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Johannes Strassman's Death Possibly Caused by Hallucinogenic Drugs

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News on the toxicology tests conducted by Slovenian authorities on the June 21st death of German poker pro Johannes Strassmann has been released. It is believed that Strassmann was under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs and fell into the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The news surfaced on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, after the results of an autopsy confirmed there were "prohibited drugs" found in Strassmann's body. The Slovenian police did not want to disclose what the drugs were but Germany's Bild brought out certain details about Strassmann's last night in the Slovenian capital.

After Strassmann's body was pulled out of the Ljubljanica river, Bild reporter Alessandro Alviani began working on the story and put together important pieces of information that could lead to a different conclusion or solidify the information as it stands on Strassmann's death.

News uncovered on the night Strassmann disappeared from Ljubljiana's old town, came from an eye witness that told Alviani the poker player "was out with three Slovenians. One of them was a good friend of his, while he barely knew the other two."

The witness went on to say that one of the men was a “known drug dealer.” The story carried at Bild reports that during the evening "the group had been eating magic mushrooms, and around 10 p.m. Johannes suddenly left the table of the pubs they were all in, and ran away leaving his mobile phone behind."

Strassmann was reported missing a few hours later to the local authorities and Slovenian police began searching in different areas of the country using agents, specially-trained dogs, and helicopters.

Ljubljana's police officer Vinko Stojnsek told that he wished "the story would have ended differently."

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