Two people found dead in vehicle appear to have suffered drug overdoses

("Police Line / Police Tape" by Tony Webster, CC BY 2.0)

Two people found dead inside a vehicle appear to have died due to drug overdose.

St. Joseph County Police responded around 2:50 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, to call of a suspicious vehicle near Oak & Stanton Roads at the far south side of St. Joseph County, near Lakeville and Marshall County.

Officers arrived to find a vehicle running and in drive and two individuals unconscious and without a pulse in the vehicle, both individuals were pronounced dead on scene a short time later.

No signs of crash, or trauma were visible. Drugs and paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.

The deaths remain under investigation by the county police and county coroner, but fatal overdose is suspected for both individuals.


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