1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
January 24, 2002 00:00
One day later, police were called to the scene and discovered Carter’s body. Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and conducted an investigation only to later determine that Carter died of a drug overdose.
Each year several individuals die of drug overdoses. Often these people are discarded or abandon by acquaintances, sometimes when medical assistance could still be called to possibly save their life. When these bodies are discovered, substantial resources are expended only to later learn that the deceased died of an overdose.
The Portland Police Bureau strongly suggests that any time you encounter a dead body you not move or touch the body, immediately call 9-1-1, and that you be remain at the scene to assist law enforcement.
Drug abuse can have devastating consequences to both families and the community. These problems are only compounded when deceased persons, who die of drug overdoses are left abandoned.
Sgt. Pete Simpson