Maj. Matt Haines, the administrator of the Montgomery County Jail, said Abplanalp could not be revived by Dayton Fire Department EMS crews after he was found during a wellness check and was pronounced dead a short time later by the county coroner. He said Abplanalp had been moved to a first floor cell by himself a day or so earlier for better treatment of a medical condition, but he has no reason to believe the death was caused by an overdose.
“There was nothing in there that made it look like a suspicious death,” Haines said.
An autopsy to find Abplanalp’s cause of death is still pending and could take up to 10 weeks, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
Abplanalp was arrested after being found unresponsive in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane in Moraine on Jan. 14. A search of both him and his vehicle turned up at total of 38 syringes, 12 grams of heroin and a stolen handgun. He was being held on several charges, including drug possession, receiving stolen property and driving without a license.
Wright said Abplanalp leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter, and funeral services are pending.
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