Drug Overdose Killed Man Found In Ticketed Pickup

KALAMAZOO (WWJ/AP) – Police say a 26-year-old man whose body was found two months ago inside a twice-ticketed pickup truck on a Kalamazoo street died of a heroin overdose.

Autopsy results in Jayme Earle’s death were received Friday. Investigators are now trying to determine Earle, of Richland, got the heroin.

Earle’s body was found slumped over in the passenger’s seat in early March by officers looking into a report of a suspicious vehicle. Police say they went to check on the truck after someone reported seeing it parked one morning and in the same spot the next day.

One ticket was from 2:40 a.m. one day, while the other was issued at 2:23 a.m. the following day when Earle’s body was found.

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