3 dead bodies found in Norwalk backyard

Officials are investigating the circumstances that led to three men's deaths after their bodies were discovered in the backyard of a Norwalk home early Thursday morning, per multiple reports.


LA County Fire Department responded to an emergency call concerning a drowning at a house on the 12000 block of Portugal Court in Norwalk just after 3 a.m., according to the LA Sheriff's Department. When firefighters arrived, they performed life-saving measures, but all three men were declared dead at the scene, according to the LA Times.

đź”»During the initial investigation, detectives discovered chemicals, including potential narcotics, and think an "inhalant" was involved or that the three men may have overdosed, per PTLB.

đź”»The coroner's office had not yet identified any of the dead but only described them as being in their 30s.

đź”»Family members identified one of the men as 35-year-old Johnny Montoya, per a report by NBC 4.

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