Los Angeles news anchor died in December after
overdosing on methamphetamine during a sexual 
encounter with a male companion at a California 
hotel, an autopsy report revealed Friday.
Glendale Police were called to a Days Inn hotel
around 1:15 p.m.on Dec. 27 to find KTLA news 
anchor Christopher Burrous unresponsive and 
suffering from a “medical emergency,” officials 
said in a press release.
Police say a male who'd been with Burrous at the
time placed the call. Burrous was transported to a
 hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Initial 
reports suggested that Burrous likely suffered a 
possible overdose.
The Los Angeles County coroner released a report
on Friday ruling his death an accident by means of 
methoxicity. It also elaborated on the circumstances 
of his death.
According to the report, Burrous was engaging in
“various sexual activities with his companion” when 
he inserted a “rock” of meth into his rectum. He 
reportedly inserted a second rock later on in the 
encounter, placed a mask on and “doused the
with ‘poppers.’”
“Poppers” refer to
an inhalant
of amyl nitrate.
Burrous began to
grunt and vomit 
before becoming 
The male 
who has not
been identified, 
performed CPR 
on Burrous before the 
arrived, the report stated. 
The coroner's office also 
noted that hypertension and 
atherosclerotic cardiovascular
disease may have contributed 
to Burrous’ death. Burrous had 
worked for KTLA since 2011

and previously worked at WPIX 
in New York. He is survived  by 
his wife and a daughter, 9.
Fox News' Ryan Gaydos contributed
to this report.