An investigation is underway after three men were found dead near a backyard pool in Norwalk Thursday morning where chemicals and “possible narcotics” were also discovered, officials said.
Authorities received a rescue call about 3:11 a.m. after the discovery was made at a home in the 12000 block of Portugal Court, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Gutierrez said.
It was unclear who found the bodies and called in the incident but detectives said that at least two women and two children were at the home when they responded.
Deputies arrived on scene with local firefighters and located three unresponsive men, all in their 30s, near a swimming pool in the backyard of the property, Gutierrez said.
Emergency personnel attempted CPR on all three men but they were pronounced dead at the scene.
No obvious signs of trauma were discovered on the bodies but investigators are calling the deaths suspicious and homicide detectives were also at the scene, officials said. The men have not been identified.
“We don’t have a lot of information at this time. We suspect possibly some kind of narcotics involved but we are still investigating further,” Lt. Charles Calderaro said.
Because contaminates were possibly in the home, deputies secured the scene and a hazmat crew was called. Additionally, nearby residents were temporarily evacuated as a precaution.
“The preliminary investigation has revealed that chemicals and possible narcotics were discovered at the location,” officials said in an updated news release without elaborating.
The call generated a large response from the Sheriff’s Department. Aerial video from Sky5 showed at least 10 patrol vehicles at the scene during the early morning hours.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau at 323-890-5500.