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CPD: Woman dies of possible overdose

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A 33-year-old Chesterton woman was found dead in her home on Thursday of an apparent drug overdose, Chesterton Police said.

According to police, at 5:50 a.m. officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of 17th Street, after the woman’s stepfather found her on a sofa in the basement. She was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said that the woman had a history of heroin addiction and had voluntarily enrolled in an inpatient addiction treatment program last fall in Oregon but then signed herself out after two weeks because, as her stepfather recalled, “she could not get any heroin out there.”

Recovered at the scene were numerous items of paraphernalia, police said, including a syringe and spoon, needles, and a pop can with burn mark. Also recovered, police said: a tin containing an undetermined white powder.

Porter County Chuck Harris told the Chesterton Tribune today that there was no trauma to the body and that an autopsy will not be conducted. The results of a toxicological screen are pending. Harris added that prescription medications were also found at the scene.




Posted 3/10/2014




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