Autopsies: Couple in Manchester Hotel Died of Drugs, Other Factors

May 29, 2019

The standoff and shooting occurred at the Quality Inn on John E. Devine Drive in Manchester March 27, 2019.
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New Hampshire authorities say autopsies on a couple found dead inside a hotel following a standoff with police in March show they died of a mixture of drugs, among other factors.

The attorney general's office identified 27-year-old Christian St. Cyr and 21-year-old Brandie Tarantino St. Cyr as the two found dead March 28 in a room at the Quality Inn in Manchester. Another man was killed by multiple gunshot wounds in a confrontation with law enforcement officers outside the hotel the night before.

The medical examiner said Tuesday the cause of death for both was the combined effects of environmental hypothermia, and acute intoxication by fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Christian St. Cyr also suffered blunt penetrating injuries.

Authorities said the deaths resulted from a combination of incidental, self-imposed, and inflicted conditions.

 

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