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Heroin suspected in death of two in Valparaiso

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Heroin may have been involved in the deaths of two Valparaiso residents found deceased in an apartment on Sunday, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said.

Harris identified the victims as Abdullah Alqirnas, 20, a Saudi Arabian national, and Rachael Hill, 18.

Alqirnas and Hill were found dead around 12 p.m. in Hillís apartment in the 2100 block of Beech Street, Harris told the Chesterton Tribune today.

The results of toxicology tests are pending but Harris said that paraphernalia commonly associated with the use of heroin was recovered at the scene.

Alqirnas was an international student attending Valparaiso University, Harris said.


Posted 10/16/2012