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Illegal drugs found near bodies in Grover Beach home, police say

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 19:19:53-04

Illegal drugs were found near two the bodies of two people found dead inside a Grover Beach home, according to police. 

Investigators say officers found a middle-aged woman and man dead at a home along Newport Avenue Thursday night. 

They are now investigating whether the cause of their deaths was due to an overdose.

The incident has left neighbors feeling unsettled.

“I was shocked, I was. I was shocked. Actually, the first thing I thought was carbon monoxide,” said Myrna Reh, who lives across the street.  

Thursday night, officers were dispatched to the home for a welfare check. 

“There was a roommate that was concerned, had not heard from the individual for a while,” said Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters. 

When police arrived, they say they found the woman and man in the same room, both dead. 

Investigators say they found illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the room.

At this point, police believe the two overdosed.

“That is a possibility given the condition of the room and the drug activity was present,” Peters explained.

At this point, it is unknown how long the two adults had been in the room. Police are trying to figure out when anyone heard from them last.

Gus Bayle, whose home backs up to the home where the bodies where found, says it’s a rental and that he always sees different people there. 

“People come and go. Lately seems like there’s been a younger couple there so I am not sure who it was that died,” Bayle said.

Reh says the residents keep to themselves so she, too, didn’t know them. 

“I’ve said hello, but being right across the street, I do see a lot of coming and going,” Reh added. 

The names of the man and woman will be released once family members are notified. 

Autopsies for both are scheduled next week to determine the cause of death.