Two people die in Grover Beach over apparent drug overdose

April 13, 2018

Police found a middle-aged man and woman dead inside a Grover Beach home Thursday evening with illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the scene.

Grover Beach police have not revealed the suspected cause of death, and they say there were no signs of obvious foul play. However, police say they are investigating the relation of the drugs to the deaths.

Both police officers and Five Cities Fire personnel arrived at a home in the 100 block of Newport Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. in response to a report of an unconscious adult woman. An officer who was the first to arrive at the scene found the woman and the man in the same room of the home. They were obviously deceased, a police department press release states.

Detectives from both the Grover Beach Police Department, as well as the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, came out to scene. The county coroner will conduct autopsies for both the man and woman to help determine the causes of death.

Authorities are withholding the identity of the man and woman pending the notification of relatives. Investigators request that anyone who has information about the case contact Detective Brad Carey at (805) 473-4511 or

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I’m pretty sure I knew the woman, that’s her house, she used to do bookkeeping for me! Really sad if it’s her, waiting for them to release the names!

If It’s her, and almost positive it is based on the description and location, very sad indeed, she was a struggling single mom with two young children:(

Playing around with some sort of recreational drugs and bam, your gone, lesson there for sure, devastating aftermath for her family and loved ones:(

Hey, if that’s the way you want to go…….

If the residents of Grover are going to continue to act like this, we’re going to have take back that “Beach” name and return the “City” reputation they previously had.

How many beach front homes are in Grover Beach?………………..wait for it………………….

Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t make it not a pig.

Not making a judgment call, this is strictly observation and assessment of your statement. That has to be the most stupid comment I have seen concerning this case. People in SLO don’t use drugs??? People in SLO have a better reputation?? Let me fill you in, SLOnative. SLO (city) has a higher-than-state average density of alocohol licenses. The city also has a higher-than-state average of binge drinkers. The county of San Luis Obispo has twice the state average of prescription drug overdoses. Are you implying that MORALITYis connected to LEGALITY somehow?? What a good idea…..let’s change the city’s name according to a “reputation” SLOnative has assigned to it. How about this, how about we teach and practice tolerance, resiliency, empathy, forgiveness and kindness. Before you judge, SLOnative, think about how much you don’t know before you express your opinion. Both of these people were loved immensely by a lot of people and they are going through it right now. And you give them this to read