Sheriff’s Office: Preliminary autopsy reports show deaths in Eyota are results of an overdose

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(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office revealed preliminary autopsy results of the two men who died after an incident in Eyota over the weekend.

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The sheriff’s office said based on preliminary autopsy results, the two men died as a result of a cocaine overdose.

38-year-old Brandon Mueller of Eyota was pronounced dead at the scene. 43-year-old Anthony Holzer was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. The third man was treated at the hospital and has since been released.

"This preliminary testing does not specifically cover other potential substances that could be present in the cocaine, or another standalone substance that contributed to or caused the deaths. The Sheriff’s Office must now wait for the results of final toxicology results to determine what the actual cause was. This process could take up to 12 weeks to receive the results."

In a press release, the sheriff’s office said:

As stated, we are releasing this information out of concern for public safety in hopes that no other victims are affected by potentially dangerous controlled substances, whether they be “laced” into other drugs or a standalone substance. Although unknown in this particular incident, other overdoses have included pressed pills or drugs laced with fentanyl or carfentanil, both of which are powerful synthetic opioids.

This investigation is still ongoing and will take time for Sheriff’s Office investigators to complete. We ask that anyone with information on the case contact the Sheriff’s Office directly or through Crimestoppers. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is working to be respectful of the families’ privacy and we ask that all persons interested in the investigation do the same. We also ask that the public be wise in social media comments as this is an extremely difficult time for the families and social media negativity is just not warranted.

Finally, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office sends it’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of the families involved.