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Mystery surrounds orange wristband deaths

By T.K. Randall
September 22, 2019 · Comment icon 20 comments

Police suspect that the deaths are drug-related. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Authorities in Pittsburgh are investigating a series of incidents involving people wearing orange wristbands.
The mystery first surfaced in the early hours of Sunday morning when reports came in of an unconscious man with an orange wristband who was found in the south side of the city.

Shortly afterwards another unconscious man, again wearing an orange wristband, was discovered in an elevator two blocks away.

Efforts were made to resuscitate him however he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

A further search of the building yielded a further two dead men and three more unconscious. All five of them were wearing the same orange wristbands as the first two.
"We're trying to figure out where they were last night," said public safety spokesman Chris Togneri.

Authorities have speculated that some sort of drug overdose could be responsible.

"It appears to have been isolated to a single location," officials said in a statement. "However, police are concerned about a tainted, potentially deadly batch of drugs in the community."

The precise significance of the orange wristbands however continues to remain unclear.

Source: Washington Post | Comments (20)




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Comment icon #11 Posted by Impedancer 5 years ago
Prince od on Fentanyl which is extremely dangerous. It's basically suicide to use it. 
Comment icon #12 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
not to sound too weenee ( which i am on this subject ) but this is why i never tried recreational drugs, some deaths i knew of, i knew of a cocaine dealer, girls flocked to him, and not just for the dope, he has drugs on him police chance him and while hiding behind a dumpster he swallows all his stash, killed him pretty quickly.   i knew of a guy i didnt like much real arrogant spud, went to jail for shooting up his friend and killing him and rather than take dying friend to hostpital he dumps him on the street i heard. i knew a  nice19 yo kid, shot up a hot mix and died on a street corner.... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Impedancer 5 years ago
There is nothing romantic about drug abuse. It surprices me that some rock stars is still alive like Robert Smith, Iggy Pop, Nikky six, Ozzy osbourne etc.
Comment icon #14 Posted by the13bats 5 years ago
after the show i talked to iggy pop for a few, he was very nice down to earth fellow, he was wearing jeans so tight he basically kept the top unbuttoned, no shirt hes very scarred up from his messed up days and i just cant recall if i read it or he said it to me, about stopping that so he didnt end up dead. sixx is just a very lucky guy hes died 2 or 3 times so he says, oddly others joey ramone, lux interior, died of natural issues, stiv bators who i just love lords of new church and dead boys, he dies from getting hit by a car.
Comment icon #15 Posted by smokeycat 5 years ago
Robert Smith?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Impedancer 5 years ago
Yes Robert Smith (The Cure) they recently got inducted to the Rock n' Roll hall of fame. He made the album Pornography in 1982 cause he had to choose between making an album or to die of drug abuse. Needless to say they were on so much drugs the album almost wasn't made.
Comment icon #17 Posted by smokeycat 5 years ago
 
Comment icon #18 Posted by Scholar4Truth 5 years ago
Very sad.
Comment icon #19 Posted by the13bats 4 years ago
bad make up can kill....
Comment icon #20 Posted by Scholar4Truth 4 years ago
I think Marilyn Manson copied his look. 


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