- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Authorities investigating the deaths of a suburban Detroit police officer and his friend are awaiting the results of toxicology tests.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1Fk2RIw ) autopsies were performed over the weekend on the bodies of Dearborn Heights police Sgt. John Burdick and James McEwen. Their bodies were found Friday morning in the detached garage at McEwen’s Dearborn Heights home.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office says autopsy results were inconclusive.

The men in their 40s were friends. State police Lt. Mike Shaw says they had no obvious signs of trauma, there were no signs of foul play and police have ruled out carbon monoxide poisoning and a murder-suicide. He says information including toxicology results is needed.

Shaw has said the case remains a homicide investigation, until proven otherwise.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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