Men found dead in Chesterfield home may have overdosed: Crime Insider

Posted at 9:57 AM, Mar 04, 2017

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police are conducting a death investigation after two men were found dead at a Chesterfield County home Saturday morning.

Officers responded to a home on Hopkins Road off Old Cannon Road around 8:25 a.m. where police said the bodies of two men were discovered inside the home's garage.

The bodies of two men were found in the garage of this home on Hopkins Road.

The bodies of two men were found in the garage of this home on Hopkins Road.

Investigators said they are not looking for any suspects and that there is no threat to the public.

A WTVR CBS 6 crew spotted officers with the forensic unit removing bags from the home.

Officers at the home.

Officers at the home.

Police sources told WTVR CBS 6 the men died from an apparent drug overdose, but officers would not confirm that tip.

Neighbors like Theresa Alley were stunned to several police cruisers parked on her block.

"I really thought something health-wise had happened to a neighbor. As it turns out, that's not the case,” Alley said. "You know it happens, [but] you don't expect it to happen in a neighborhood such as this.”

Jessica Wetzler, who walks her dog frequently in the neighborhood, was concerned about what happened.

"A lot of people are involved with that -- and you just don't know about it," Wetzler said. "And I think having this type of situation happen is an eye opener. Like it really is happening, but it's just that people aren't seeing it as much.”

Theresa Alley and WTVR CBS 6 reporter Sandra Jones.

Theresa Alley and WTVR CBS 6 reporter Sandra Jones.

While investigators determine what happened at the home, neighbors are thinking of the family.

"I'm so sorry for their loss. I'm just sorry that this happened to them,” Alley said.

Neighbors said one of the deceased men lived in that home and that the other was a former LC Bird High School student.

Chesterfield police would not release any additional information about the men and what led to the death investigation.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is working to determine the men's exact cause and manner of death.



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