Medical examiner responds to 12 probable weekend overdose deaths

Milwaukee County medical examiner

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to three additional probable overdose deaths within less than an hour on Sunday, July 28 — bringing the weekend total to 12.

The medical examiner responded to five probable overdose deaths in five hours on Saturday, July 27.

The last call on Saturday, the medical examiner said, was in an area near Plankinton Avenue and Michigan Street, for the probable overdose deaths of a man and woman.

On Saturday night, the medical examiner said since Friday, July 26 they responded to nine probable overdose deaths.

Autopsies were scheduled for Monday, July 29.

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