Medical examiner: Woman found dead in Newport News home overdosed

Laura Caso/WAVY Photo
Laura Caso/WAVY Photo

POQUOSON, Va. (WAVY) — The Norfolk medical examiner has determined the cause of death for a woman found dead in her Newport News home to be an apparent overdose.

A report from the medical examiner says Theresa Curry overdosed on painkillers, antidepressants, muscle relaxers and an antihistamine.

Curry is the mother of two children with Poquoson police officer Sgt. Earl Dean McNair.

On September 5, medics were called to Curry’s home and found her dead inside. Investigators said there was no sign of foul play or forced entry.

McNair was placed on administrative leave in June after Curry filed criminal complaints against him. She claimed McNair attacked her at her home. McNair had been charged with abduction, assault and strangulation in connection to the incident. However, prosecutors withdrew the charges against him because the only witness against him, Curry, had died.

The medical examiner’s report says Curry’s manner of death is still undetermined.