Two women found dead of possible overdoses in Sequim area development

Two women were discovered deceased inside the Dungeness Meadows development, south of Sequim, on the afternoon of Jan. 16.

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded around 3:30 p.m. to a 9-1-1 call to the 200 block of Dungeness Meadows where they found the women — ages 34 and 57 — who died from apparent overdoses in a bedroom.

According to a press release, drugs and alcohol were found in the bedroom.

Sergeant Shaun Minks said in an interview they suspect the women died of fentanyl overdoses.

A medicolegal death investigator from the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the scene and examined the bodies, the press release states, and the bodies were turned over to a funeral home, as an autopsy is pending.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, investigators said.

The 7-year-old child of the 34-year-old woman who was found inside was taken into protective custody, and later turned over to Child Protective Services, Minks reported.

Clallam County Sheriff Brian King said in an interview the boy now resides with family members.

The women lived apart but both resided in Dungeness Meadows, Minks said.

King said they do not plan to release the women’s names as they have an open investigation by his office’s Criminal Investigation Bureau into who delivered the drugs that led to their death.

Minks said a Jan. 19 arrest of Nona Deanda, 69, of Sequim for multiple alleged counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver (fentanyl and methamphetamine) is an unrelated investigation.

The Dungeness Meadows crime scene was cleared at 11:01 p.m. on Jan. 16, Minks said.