Abilene police issue warning after suspected overdoses kill 3 people in 11 hours


ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene Police Department has issued a warning after the deaths of three people over an 11-hour period Friday morning.

Police say three people died from what is believed to be a drug overdose between 1:45 a.m. and 12:41 p.m. A fourth person who survived "thanks to quick medical attention" admitted to using heroin, according to APD.

Police told KTXS they won't know what drug killed the three people until they get toxicology results.

"If you have purchased any illicit narcotics in Abilene, please do not consume it," said Sgt. Lynn Beard. "Your life could be at immediate risk."

Police say a 56-year-old woman and her 52-year-old boyfriend died, as well as a 22-year-old man. All three deaths happened at different locations and times.

The 34-year-old woman who survived is being treated at a local hospital.

Other than the two who were dating, there is no known connection between the victims at this time.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact the Abilene Police Department at (325) 673-8331 or Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-TIPS.

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