Coroner ID’s Men Killed In Suspected Drug Overdose

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office has released the identities of the 3 men who were found dead in a Redding home on Monday after apparently overdosing on drugs. The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Austin Tod McLemore of Redding, and 33-year-old Ryan Justin Bertz of Redding and 33-year-old Joshua Daniel Severson of Austin, Texas. Evidence inside the Park Marina Drive house led officers to believe the three had been using Cocaine laced with Fentanyl and accidentally overdosed. Fentanyl is a highly concentrated narcotic that’s sometimes used by dealers to boost the strength of their drugs, often without the knowledge of their customers.