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PCSP: Two deaths appear to be ODs

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police is investigating the deaths of two Union Township residents as possible overdoses.

According to police, at 8:47 a.m. Monday a 22-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were found deceased in the guest house on a property in the 500 north block of County Line Road. They were last seen alive by the owner of the guest house at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was found lying face down on a couch, the man in a fetal position in the bathroom, police said. Signs of livor mortis and rigor mortis were present.

Recovered from the guest house were four grams of marijuana, a grinder, and a smoking device. Also found were several prescription medications, police said: levetiracetam, diclofenac postassium, and duloxetine.

There was no trauma to the bodies, “no additional indicators in cause of death could be located,” and the investigating officer stated in his report that the two “appeared to have died from overdosing an unknown substance.”

Coroner Chuck Harris told the Chesterton Tribune today that autopsies conducted on the two were “inconclusive” but that results from a toxicology screen should be available in five to six weeks.


Posted 8/6/2014





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