DOVER - Dover Police have released tragic news of a possible mother and son who appeared to both succumbed to fatal drug overdoses on Sunday.
Safety officials say they responded around 11:30 a.m. to a Glenwood Avenue address after it was reported Lisa Laurie, 55, and Jonathan Brooks, 34, were both found unresponsive.
Laurie and her son, Brooks, were both declared dead by responding officers and paramedics. While the cause and manner of the deaths will ultimately be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, based on the investigation to date they both appear to be drug related, Dover Police said in a statement.
Autopsies were conducted on Monday by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and typically it takes several weeks for final results to be known in such cases.
If in fact these deaths are due to drug overdoses, they will be the second and third confirmed in Dover in 2018, which had 13 suspected drug related deaths in 2017. The Dover Police Department has responded to 11 nonfatal drug overdoses in 2018.
If anyone is experiencing an addiction-related crisis or looking for support, we encourage them to visit SOS Recovery Community Organization at 4 Broadway in Dover. The center is open Monday from 12-8pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturday from 12-8pm. They can also be reached at (603) 841- 2350. The NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1.844.711.4357 (HELP). This case is being investigated by the Dover Police Department's Special Investigations Bureau. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646. Anonymous tips may be called into the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000. The Dover Crimeline can also be contacted via www.dovernhcrimeline.org