Police investigating suspected opioid overdose in Temiskaming Shores
SUDBURY -- Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old after finding the person unresponsive at a Temiskaming Shores home.
Paramedics and several OPP crime units responded to an emergency call shortly after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at a home on Elliot Street.
The cause of death is suspected to be an opioid overdose.
Police have not identified the deceased and said the Temiskaming Crime Unit will continue the investigation with the help of the Office of the Chief Coroner – Ontario Forensic Pathology Service.
An autopsy is scheduled to take place in Sudbury at a later date.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers and may be eligible for up to a $2,000 cash reward.
Last month, a 38-year-old died of a suspected opioid overdose in Cobalt and two suspected drug dealers were charged after two fatal opioid overdoses in Chapleau.
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