Ocean View police reported Monday that two men in their 20s had been found deceased in a home on Central Avenue in Ocean View on Thursday, July 12, shortly before noon. Police said the apparent cause of death for both men was a drug overdose.
The OVPD reported that coworkers of the men at a local restaurant had grown concerned when they didn’t arrive at work last week and had gone to the home in Ocean View to check on them. Upon arriving at the home, police said, their coworkers peered in a window and observed the two men lying on the floor, at which point they called police.
OVPD officers said the bodies of both men were turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science for autopsy. They said the men’s names and official causes of death would be released after those autopsies are complete.
Officers from the Delaware State Police, and the South Bethany and Bethany Beach police departments assisted the OVPD in their investigation.
The OVPD further reported on Monday that officers had also responded to a report of a man passed out on a bench in the Millville Town Center in June 26.
Police said that, upon their arrival, the man was found to be unresponsive and turning blue, and a heroin overdose was suspected.
The OVPD officer then searched the man, police said, and discovered suspected heroin and suspected drug paraphernalia.
The officer administered two doses of the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, police reported, and an additional two doses were administered by a second Ocean View officer upon his arrival on the scene.
Police said the man subsequently resumed breathing on his own and regained consciousness, and was then transported by the Millville Volunteer Fire Company EMS to Beebe Healthcare for additional treatment.
More on these stories in our July 20 issue.