An infant was found alive Sunday after five people were discovered dead in a Colorado apartment, reportedly from some sort of drug use, the Denver Post reports.
Around 3:45 p.m., Ian Scott was inside his unit at the North Range Crossing apartment complex in Commerce City when he heard a woman scream.
Scott stepped out and found a woman in an apparent panic holding an infant.
The woman, Scott told the Post, appeared “high as a kite” and she reportedly said that she gave a victim a shot designed to reverse drug overdoses.
Scott told the newspaper that he looked inside the neighboring unit and observed three dead bodies.
Police on scene confirmed that they found the dead bodies of three women and two men inside the apartment, according to the newspaper.
Police Chief Clint Nichols said it appears the victims consumed an unknown substance that “could be described as illicit narcotics,” according to the Post. However, tests must be conducted to confirm whether a substance found is indeed a drug.
“If it is going to be illicit drugs, they were very, very bad,” Nichols said during a press conference, according to the Post. “If it was drugs, no one was able to get to a phone and call 911 for a medical emergency. It happened pretty quickly — speculation on my part.”
Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene to clean up the apartment before investigators could enter the unit, according to KMGH-TV.
Scott told the newspaper that he heard thumping and loud music emanating from the unit the previous evening until about midnight.
“It was a party,” Scott told the Post. “I saw what I saw.”
It is not clear if the child’s parents are among the deceased, but Nichols told reporters that the infant is physically doing okay, according to KMGH-TV.
The woman who survived is also “lucid” and appears unharmed, Scott told reporters, according to the Post.
Commerce City is a suburb of Denver.
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