Virginia Beach police reveal cause of death for woman found dead on Bayberry Street

Posted at 11:37 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 15:31:12-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police were investigating a woman's death inside of a home on Bayberry Street, which is near Shore Drive.

Neighbors have been looking for answers into what happened for weeks, and now officials have released a cause for Cameron Auman's death.

They say she died from an acute combined ethanol, morphine and fetanyl intoxication. They say this was considered an accidental drug overdose.

Auman was found dead by her mother on May 13, according to the search warrant.

The warrant says she was working with law enforcement during a drug investigation and that "several threats were made on her life," including one four days before she died. It's not clear who made the threats.

At the home, police say there were signs of heroin use. Her car was also set on fire about a month before her death, according to the search warrant. Burn marks on a nearby tree and bushes are still visible.

Investigators were looking at Auman's cellphone records to find clues.  The phone was "wiped clean and set back to factory settings," according to the warrant.

Neighbors say they have no idea what happened and say Auman mostly kept to herself.

"Never saw anything that gave me cause for concern," said Empsy Munden, a neighbor. "[Her death] was very sudden and we were sorry that it happened."