Children find parents dead from apparent overdose in Centerville home

Jane Richards
March 18, 2017

Pilot Brian Halye, 36, and wife Courtney, 34, were found dead Thursday in a bedroom of their home in Centerville, south of Dayton, police said.

Their children discovered the bodies and their 13-year-old son called 911 and reported that he could not wake his parents up.

The Daily News reports Brian Hayle had been an active pilot for the past nine years for Spirit Airlines and was the captain of a passenger jet last Friday. A coroner said the preliminary cause of death for both appears consistent with a drug overdose.

They say the exact cause of death won't be confirmed until toxicology reports are completed in 4-6 weeks.

Their deaths appear "drug related due to paraphernalia found at the scene", according to Officer John Davis, the Centerville Police spokesman.

The deaths of the Centerville couple may be related to fentanyl, Montgomery County Coroner's Office Director Ken Betz told this news organization.

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Courtney Halye's mother, Nancy Casey, said her daughter was a type 1 diabetic, suffered from depression and was on medication.

Casey said she had a "dreadful feeling" after she spoke with her daughter earlier that day.

Brian Halye (pictured) was a pilot for Spirit Airlines. "Something was off with her and something was off with him". But Casey, 51, believes heroin or drugs were not a persistent problem in the parents' lives and added that her daughter was well-liked and described her as "a light in the room".

The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the two people found dead at a home in Centerville on Thursday morning. Brian and Courtney each had two children from previous relationships. "Here I go again. year-to-date accidental drug overdoses exceeded 160 already this year".

The Halyes purchased their home on East Von Dette Circle in summer 2013.

Warren County Court records show he was divorced in 2011 in a joint custody case.

Other reports by VgToday

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