Autopsy: No obvious signs of foul play found in couple’s death

Posted at 10:49 AM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 10:49:35-05

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday the initial forensic autopsies on the bodies of the two people found dead in their townhome Saturday afternoon found no obvious signs of foul play .

The bodies of 27-year-old Teri Robert Hills and 30-year-old Amber Dawn Janowiak were found in their residence in the Amberwood apartment complex.

The results of the autopsy indicate that no obvious signs of foul play were found on either of the two bodies.  It was performed Monday by Ottawa County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. David A. Start.

Samples from Hills and Janowiak have been sent to outside labs for toxicology tests to be performed.  Results from those tests may indicate if drugs or alcohol played any role in their deaths.

The Sheriff’s Department said initially it was treating the incident as suspicious.

It’s unclear how long the two had been dead, though authorities have confirmed the two were boyfriend and girlfriend and were found by Janowiak’s uncle.

The Park Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene as well to search for a possible carbon monoxide leak. Fire crews said no carbon monoxide or any evidence of a leak were found.

The investigation remains ongoing and any results from toxicology results are expected to be made available once they are complete.