A Bethalto woman is one of two people who were found dead inside a home in Belleville early Sunday in what authorities believe could be a case of a drug overdose. 26 year old Mika Moore of Bethalto and 24 year old Chris Wayne Bailey of Belleville were found unconscious and not breathing and later pronounced dead at a Belleville hospital.
Authorities say the official cause of death is yet to be determined, but say with drug paraphernalia found at the scene it is most likely a case of a drug overdose...most likely heroin. An official at the coroner's office says it does not appear to be a case of foul play and believes the deaths were accidental. Both Moore and Bailey reportedly had drug problems and were seeking treatment. So far this year in Madison and St. Clair County, 27 people have officially died of drug overdoses.