Cocaine use contributed to CO deaths of 2 in parked car

Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2017

COON RAPIDS — Authorities said cocaine use contributed to the carbon monoxide deaths of two young people whose bodies were found in a car in a suburban Minneapolis restaurant parking lot last month.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday said the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning with recent cocaine use as a “significant condition.” The deaths were ruled accidental.

Coon Rapids police were called to Buffalo Wild Wings on Oct. 5 on a report of two people passed out in a vehicle. Officers arrived and found the bodies of 22-year-old Antonio Perfetti of Ham Lake and 20-year-old Alissa Spah of Andover.

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