Cause of Death Announced for 19-Year-Old Devin Holbrook

The toxicology results are still out for the late 19-year-old Devin M. Holbrook, but Pulaski County Coroner Steve VanDerAa has confirmed the cause of death: drug overdose.

Holbrook was found unresponsive and not breathing on Saturday, Sept. 29 after he had taken a break from landscaping at a residence in Francesville with 32-year-old Anthony Gentry. Gentry told officials that the pair had gone inside to watch television and Holbrook had fallen asleep, but when Gentry went to wake him up, he found him unresponsive. Gentry performed CPR until emergency crews arrived at the scene. EMS found that Holbrook couldn’t be revived and the coroner was called to the scene. Police did reportedly find drugs in the area where Holbrook was found and they field-tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin.

While the toxicology results are pending, the coroner has confirmed that Holbrook died from a drug overdose, but the exact levels of the drugs in his system have not yet been finalized.