Roger Avenue is shut down in South Lake Tahoe after four people died on the street.
Laney Griffo | Tahoe Daily Tribune
Two Douglas County brothers were among the four people identified among the deceased in what authorities are referring to as a single drug-related incident at a South Lake Tahoe home.
Adam Joy, 35, Clifford Joy, 37, Abraham Lemus, 32, and Keely Pereira, 33, were listed as the deceased by South Lake Tahoe Police.
Examination of a substance located at the home tested presumptively as fentanyl, however autopsies and toxicology reports are still pending. Investigative and technical assistance continues to be provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.
Four people are dead in South Lake Tahoe after rescuers responded to an address on Roger Avenue on Monday morning.
South Lake Tahoe Police Officers and South Tahoe Fire Rescue responded to a report of an unresponsive person. Before the officers arrived on scene, CPR was being administered.
Upon arrival, paramedics found two people had died, while advanced life saving measures were being performed on two others, who succumbed. Three men and one woman between 30-40 years old were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of the four deceased individuals have not been released pending notification of next of kin.
Two other people were in the house and are cooperating with the investigation.
At this point, substance abuse is suspected but not confirmed. This is collaborative investigation between El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado District Attorney’s Office and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. The investigation is still ongoing, and updates will be shared as more information is released.
South Lake Tahoe Police Department is asking residents to please stay out of the area while the investigation is being conducted.
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