Possible Drug Overdose Deaths Under Investigation

A 29-year-old male and 21-year-old female may have died from drug use, police said

Police are investigating two recent deaths in Toms River as possible drug overdoses, according to Chief of Police Michael Mastronardy. 

The deaths of a 29-year-old man found Friday, April 12, and a 21-year-old female discovered Monday, April 15, remain under investigation and police ask that anyone with information come forward, Mastronardy said.

Neither individual was identified by police, though Mastronardy said the 29-year-old man was found not breathing by family members in his Main Street home and the 21-year-old woman was found in a local hotel room. 

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call Sgt. Shaun O'Keefe of the police department's Special Enforcement Team at 732-349-0150, ext. 1272 or the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office at 732-341-6150.

Last month, a 20-year-old Toms River woman and 35-year-old Brick man were believed to have died from drug overdoses in the township. Mastronardy at the time said that Toms River is facing a "dramatic increase" in heroin use.

CFH2660 April 25, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Lisa - I am so very sorry for your loss. My son was a long time friend of Josh's and is devestated by his passing. Josh was a good boy, always respectful and had many, many friends that cared deeply about him. It sickens me, what is going on, not only in TR, but all around us, to our children. May the Lord help you through this time and may your good memories of Josh be forever in your heart.
nycgirl April 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Dainty, Paremts aren't doing anything wrong!! you can't compair one or two parents to all their friends they are just taken the advice from friends and trying to be cool. I blame the Law the Dealers should be getting hit with Murder charges instead of a slap on the hand..So so sad what this world is coming too!!
nycgirl April 25, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Omg! That is really harash to wish death on someone. I wonder if it was your kid how would you like it...
Owen McMahon June 07, 2013 at 03:25 AM
God... I just heard about this today. Let me tell you this kid was a sweetheart, a really beautiful soul. I was a next door neighbor to her grandfather some years ago. What a loss. She was an angel.
debra June 16, 2013 at 02:36 AM
They r right we just lost a dear friend to this n the system has failed our children please do something and stop this epidemic.


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