The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what they believe is the overdose death of a woman whose body was found by a family member in her home in Montreal.

“We’d just been asking family members and talking with several people, and through some investigative work we learned that the female had had some controlled substance there on the property that we believe she had ingested.”

Captain Chris Twitchel tells KRMS News that substance wasn’t a typical mix.

“The substance was actually a substance mixed by the suspect, and it wasn’t just a controlled substance it was actually a substance mixed with several ingredients and that’s what led to the death of the individual, we believe.”

He says there are two people are now facing charges.

“The case is ongoing, we are still trying to work through some things that are going on, but we were able to get two people in custody based off some information from family members.”

The son of the victim, 24-year-old Derek Beck of Camdenton, is charged with 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and is being held on $100-thousand dollars bond.

Beck’s girlfriend, 23-year-old Morgan Walters of Camdenton, is facing the same charge and she’s being held on $30-thousand dollars bond.

The name of the woman found dead has not yet been released.

 

***PRESS RELEASE***

 

On 01/19/21 deputies responded to South State Highway 7 in Montreal reference a death investigation involving an overdose. During the investigation it was learned, the victim’s son had supplied the decedent with a purported controlled substance that he had created from other illicit ingredients . This substance was believed to be the cause of death. As a result of interviews with the son and girlfriend of the son, both subjects were arrested.

Brandon Beck age 24 of Camdenton was charged with 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and given a surety bond of $100,000.00.

Morgan Walters age 23 of Camdenton was charged with 1st Degree Involuntary Manslaughter and given a surety bond of $30,000.00.