Many people agreed, the tragic murder suicide of a couple and their son had to do with pressure from multiple military deployments. But, as the investigators take a closer look they're finding a twist that no one suspected. Could it be because very few have ever heard of it, except while soaking in the tub?
The question on the table for the Thurston County coroner is: Did the designer, underground drug called "bath salts" play a role?
Numerous calls have been made, this year, to the Washington Poison Center's pharmacists and toxicologists asking for more information regarding this new drug. Reportedly, not a single call questioning "bath salts" was received last year.
According to MSNBC news Elisa Hahn's article: "They're people who are experimenting with something not knowing how deadly this product truly is," says Jim Williams, the center's executive director. "The stories are just horrific."
The Thurston County Coroner is now researching the drug possibly playing a role in the murder suicide of Army Sgt. David Stewart, and his wife, Kristy Sampels after an intense police pursuit on Interstate 5 in Washington state, USA.
Gary Warnock said, "It was found on the driver, in his pocket, and in the car itself."
The Stewart's son, 5 year old Jordan was found suffocated inside their Spanaway home. The new designer drug "bath salts" was discovered there also.
The pink labeled black canister found on Sgt. Stewart read, "Lady Bubbles." The label is deceiving because it has absolutely nothing to do with taking a bath.
It could take weeks to get the test results back revealing whether the Spanaway couple had the drug in their system. The known side effects of "bath salts" are hallucinations, extreme paranoia, and suicide.
For more information on the story and "bath salts" go to:
Military Tragedy: 5 yr old dead, murder-suicide: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
Veronica Robert's "Bath Salts" Article: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
WebMD Bath Salts: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/featu
Bath Salt Drug Craze Hits USA: http://marymicrogram.blogspot.com/2011/0