Two suspicious deaths less than two miles apart in Londonderry Vermont

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Drug overdose appears likely in at least one case

LONDONDERRY, VT - Vermont State Police detectives are looking into two unattended deaths that occurred Wednesday less than two miles apart near the Magic Mountain ski area in Londonderry, saying that "evidence of recent illicit drug use was present" in at least one of the cases.

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    Keith Johnson, 22, was found dead in his apartment on North Main Street in Londonderry shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, along with the drug paraphernalia flagged by the state police in a press release on the cases.

Keith Johnson, 22, (seen in a 2013 file photo) was found dead of a possible overdose Tuesday morning in Londonderry, Vermont

    Less than four hours later, just before 2 p.m., a 41-year-old female collapsed at her residence on the Magic Mountain Access Road and rescue personnel were unable to revive her. 

    Her name has not yet been released because family notifications are still being completed.

    Detective Lieutenant John-Paul Schmidt said Wednesday afternoon that so far investigators have not been able to determine whether or not the deaths are connected.  The deceased are both being taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for autopsies and toxicology testing.

    Schmidt said that both investigations remain active and asked anyone with information to contact the Vermont State Police's Westminster Barracks at (802) 722-4600.                   


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