Eyota man’s cause of death confirmed as overdose
(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a third overdose in an Eyota garage in January.
Capt. James Schueller confirmed that Anthony Holzer, 43, died from “toxic effects of cocaine and fentanyl.”
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a death over the investigated Holzer and Brandon Mueller’s deaths in late Jan. 2022, after receiving a medical call.
When law enforcement arrived they found three men unconscious in the garage.
The sheriff’s office said a deputy responding noted the garage smelled like a gas exhaust and told the woman to open the garage door and let it air out. A gas furnace had been running in the garage and, initially, responding agencies thought this could be carbon monoxide poisoning.
Mueller was pronounced dead on the scene, Holzer was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead, and a third man recovered.
Initial autopsy results ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning.