Woman found dead of possible overdose in Ypsilanti apartment
Ypsilanti police are investigating the death of a woman found dead of a possible overdose in the Peninsular Place Apartments complex.
The woman was found in her bedroom and medication was located at the scene, indicating a possible overdose. There are no signs of foul play and an autopsy will be performed by the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner.
After not hearing from her for several days, concerned friends and family contacted the police department.
The woman is not an Eastern Michigan University student and had one roommate, Lt. Deric Gress said.
A news release states that by all indications, the death is a completely separate incident and is no way connected to the death investigation of EMU student Julia Niswender. Niswender was found dead Dec.11 in her apartment, also at Peninsular Place.
Gress said the department decided to release information about the overdose because of the concern within the community about Niswender's death.
"We wanted to make sure that everyone knew this was not any part or related to Julia's death investigation," Gress said. "That's why we released it. We want to make it clear that there's no relationship between the two."
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