INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Bridgewater apartment complex on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016, at approximately 6:48 p.m., for a report of two subjects who were found in the bathroom not breathing.
The caller stated that they were both slumped over and cold to the touch.
Upon the deputies’ arrival, they were met by the mother and stepdad. The step dad stated to deputies that they had been trying to contact the female subject all afternoon. They came over to the apartment and made entry via the 2nd floor balcony. The victims were found dead in the bathroom.
The mother stated that the female victim’s 4 year old child was found in her crib. They removed her from the home and waited for deputies to arrive. Deputies were shown to the apartment where the unidentified 33 year old man, of Ortonville was found sitting in the bathroom with a needle in his hand. The 25 year old woman, of Independence Township was slumped over on the bathroom floor and was obviously deceased. There were needles and spoons on the counter with what appeared to be drug residue in the needle and on the spoon.
An Independence Township Detective responded to the scene. An investigator from the medical examiner’s office also responded. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow morning.
The investigation continues.