A Bel Air man died in his home of a suspected drug overdose Saturday. His is the second overdose death of a young person in that community within the past two months.
Patrick Miorada, 19, was found dead in his basement bedroom in the 1400 block of Saint Francis Road in the Marywood development off Route 24, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the .
Miorada's father checked on the teen shortly after 10 a.m., and when he couldn't wake him, attempted CPR then contacted law enforcement, said.
Police believe the death was related to a drug addiction and a controlled dangerous substance may have been involved, Worrell said.
Worrell said it is unclear at this time what kind of substance may have been involved.
Miorada is the second 19-year-old from the Marywood community to die of a suspected drug overdose since Christmas.
Alyssa Whelan, 19, of the 200 block of Drexel Drive in Bel Air, within a 24-hour period the week between Christmas and New Years.
Drexel Drive intersects with Saint Francis Road in the Marywood community.
Miorada, known as "Jake," is the son of Patrick M. Miorada and the late Patrice M. Noyes, according to his online obituary. Miorada's brother, Christopher Miorada, died of a drug overdose several years ago.