Pennock, Minnesota, woman identified as 19-year-old who died of possible overdose Saturday near New London

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office reported that the death of Samantha Myers, 19, of Pennock, is being investigated as a possible overdose of a suspected illegal narcotic substance.

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NEW LONDON — The 19-year-old whose death is being investigated as a possible overdose from a suspected illegal narcotic has been identified as Samantha Myers of Pennock, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office had responded to a report at 10:43 p.m. Saturday of an unconscious 19-year-old female at a residence along the 20100 block of Highway 9 Northeast near New London. Emergency medical services were also dispatched. The female was later determined to be deceased.

An investigation into the death was started with a possible cause of death being related to the overdose from a suspected illegal narcotic. The victim was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey.

This case remains under investigation, according to the release from Detective Sgt. Kent Bauman.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Lakes Area Rural Responders, New London Ambulance, CentraCare Ambulance Services, and the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force.

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