Police investigating death at Aberdeen convenience store

The store was briefly shut down as a result of the investigation

Police are investigating a death at a North Aberdeen convenience store that occurred Wednesday morning.

The victim, a 47-year-old Cosmopolis man, was pronounced dead at the scene on the 900 block of East Market Street, said Aberdeen detective Sgt. Gary Sexton in a phone interview.

An employee called emergency services at 7:46 a.m. and reported a man down and not breathing in the bathroom, Sexton said. Aberdeen fire and police units responded to the call. Upon locating the man, emergency responders attempted to revive him, but were unsuccessful, Sexton said.

Drug paraphernalia was located near the man, Sexton said. The store was shut down for a period of time while emergency services cleared the scene, Sexton said. The county coroner removed the body, Sexton said.

The suspected time of death was between 5:45 a.m. and the call, Sexton said.

The man’s family has been notified, Sexton said, and the investigation into the death is ongoing. Police are not looking for any other suspects in the case, Sexton said.

Contact Senior Reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@thedailyworld.com.