Methadone A Factor In Double Fatal Fire
OCEAN CITY - Methadone intoxication has been listed as a contributing factor in the deaths of two Ocean City residents who perished in a mobile home fire in the resort on March 6.
The state's Chief Medical Examiner this week issued the toxicology reports for the two victims, William Alascio, 49, and Jacqueline Robusto, 44, both of Ocean City, who died in a mobile home fire in the Sundowner Trailer Park on March 6. The medical examiner listed the cause of death for both victims as smoke inhalation and the manner of death for both has been ruled accidental.
The victim's bodies were sent to the state's Medical Examiner's Office for identification and autopsies. Robusto was later identified though fingerprints, while Alascio was identified through medical records.
The Chief Medical Examiner this week released the toxicology report for both victims, which revealed methadone intoxication was a contributing factor in the incident. According to the official release from the OCPD, investigators have not been able to substantiate if either victim was prescribed methadone, or if either was on a methadone treatment program.