CALGARY – RCMP investigating the death of a young man and his mother on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation Reserve believe it may be related to drugs.
Both deaths occurred on Tuesday.
Emergency crews were first called to the reserve around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a young man in medical distress.
Both paramedics and RCMP administered CPR, but the victim was eventually declared dead.
Officers believe he had consumed street and non-prescribed prescription drugs as well as alcohol during the evening.
Hours later, emergency crews returned to the reserve after receiving reports of a woman in her 40’s in medical distress.
Family members performed CPR while they waited for help to arrive, but the woman was pronounced dead about an hour after the initial 911 call.
Investigators believe she had also consumed non-prescribed prescription drugs, as pills were found on scene.
The identities of the victims are not being released at this time, and an autopsy for both will be scheduled for early next week.
Investigators will await results from the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death, and samples of the prescription pills will be tested to determine the type of drugs involved.
Police are asking anyone who may have information about this case to call police or Crime Stoppers.