A Michigan couple was discovered dead with a Taco Bell cart piled high at their dining table, and authorities are searching for suspects. When the Hulets stopped breathing and collapsed before dinner one evening at their home in Dundee, Michigan, they were sitting down to gouge themselves on a meal from Taco Bell.
A neighbor noticed that the couple appeared to be unwell. The local police were contacted, and an officer was dispatched to perform a welfare check on the pair who had not been seen out of their residence for some time. When she returned later and discovered them in the same posture, she knew something was wrong, so she informed the cops.
“It’s really a puzzle,” Dundee Village Manger Dave Uhl said. “There is no indication as to what happened. It’s a mystery.”
Toxicology tests are now pending for the pair. They need these results to determine what caused the death of 20-year-old Courtney and her 28-year-old husband, Cameron.
After law enforcement answered the worried neighbor’s call, they found Cameron and Courtney passed out on the floor with a meal from Taco Bell strewn across the kitchen table. A pound of marijuana was also discovered on the table, prompting authorities to believe that it might have had something to do with their sudden death – though we may never know for sure.
Todd, the police chief of Dundee, reported that the food from Taco Bell seemed untouched. However, the couple had been in process of dividing up a large amount of cannabis to distribute to others.
It was a case of murder-suicide, according to authorities. The couple’s remains were discovered in their home by police after receiving reports of a stench and foul odor coming from the property. There were no signs of violence on either body, suggesting that someone had not broken into the residence and killed them. Police do not think that a third party was involved in the untimely death of the pair since there was no evidence of force entry.
Child Protective Services removed two children from the couple’s home before their untimely deaths six weeks after they had moved to Dundee, Chief Opperman reported.
According to reports, Cameron was a repeat offender. He had a criminal record for marijuana possession plus an additional conviction for assault, suggesting that he could have been a dangerous drug dealer.
The couple’s recent loss of custody of their children may have put a strain on them, which could have contributed to their deaths. They were also dealing with a large number of drugs, which may have exacerbated the situation.
At this time, officials are awaiting toxicological test results before determining a probable cause of death for the pair. The Hulet’s and Dundee, Michigan’s sudden and inexplicable deaths have devastated their loved ones and shocked their community.