MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Three teenagers face murder charges after a girl overdosed at a Woodbury, Minn. home last weekend.
Woodbury Police responded to a home located on the 3000 block of Commonwealth Avenue at 9:10 a.m. Saturday morning after someone reported a 17-year-old girl who was unresponsive.
Woodbury Police confirmed the girl’s identity as Tara Fitzgerald. She was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she died shortly after.
The Washington County Attorney is now pursuing third-degree murder charges with three individuals connected to Fitzgerald. They include Cole Matenaer, 18, of Woodbury, and two unidentified 17-year-old boys.
“We are in the midst of the investigation right now,” said Washington County Attorney Pete Orput. “What are we investigating? How did she die? If she died due to drugs, who provided them?”