Man, Woman Found Dead after Camping in Woods

Emergency medical crews and police found the man and woman unconscious and unresponsive at 8:30 a.m. Friday.


A man and a woman died after sleeping in a tent in a wooded area near Post Road and Route 22, according to a news release from the

Emergency medical crews and police found the man and woman unconscious and unresponsive at 8:30 a.m. Friday after a second man, who had also spent the night in the tent, called 911.

All three campers were transported to , where medical officials pronounced the man and woman dead. The second man was hospitalized after he said he was feeling ill, according to police. 

There were no signs of foul play, according to Sgt. Fred Budnick, a spokesman for the Aberdeen Police Department.

The identities of the man and woman will be not be released until family members have been notified.

Bill Lawson January 26, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The simple fact is, the government has to take resources from someone before it can dole them out to others. The more you take from the productive members of society, the less productive they become. That's the primary lesson of the history of socialism. It has been almost 50 years since the start of the War on Poverty. If you compare speeches about these programs from the mid-1960s until today, you will find the verbiage never changes. Obama & O'Malley are merely echoing the same calls for "social justice" that Robert Kennedy used. Has 50 years of increased spending to help the needy helped our needy? As we see here, it hasn’t, they are still needy. So our government really can’t help. We need to recognize this and stop blaming our elected officials.
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM
It is so easy to pass judgement. I think it is sad to see so many people be so judgemental. I find it odd that people who carry themselves around as good God fearing christian people seem to be the first to break one if not many of the ten commmandments. Its sad to see officails with such poor insensitive attitudes as well. I do understand that after awhile you get tired of dealing with the same shit. I do understand that there are some people who do choose to be homeless..
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I personally did not know them so i dont know i do know that here in the wonderful united states no one should die this way, as we go out of way to make sure they dont in other countries. I walked by the tents that they lived in many times on my way to work and had thought many times to go back down with food and blankets and never did as i wasnt sure how they would react, maybe i shouldnt of let my own fear stop me. maybe if we all stopped letting fear and our own misconceptions of homelessness stop us we could together make a change that really mattered. I dont exactly what i will do I just know that I will do something to help. I am not rich and anyday that could be me out there not because im addict or an alcoholic just because life happens and not always the way we intend it to. My prayers and thought are with the families and children of these two people. No one even lazy druggies or alcoholics as some of you call them,deserves to die in such a manner. However not all homeless people lazy not all homeless people are addicts and not all homeless people abuse the social services system and put them all in that group is terrible.
Brandi Szymkow February 08, 2012 at 05:25 PM
We dont know why they were there, why they were addicts, (if they were), what we do know is that in a country that send millions of dollars in aid to other countries to help their needy we had two people pass away in the woods in a tent that they were living in NOT camping in, and that every night in our country there are children that go bed hungry and cold. Why is that? I would think that there would be a place for these people to sleep where this wouldnt have happened, oddly though i have never heard of one or seen one here in aberdeen.. maybe we dont have any, which isnt impossible as many of the very same people who yell and cry about how much these things are needed they are same people at town meeting saying well yeah we need shelters but not in my nieghborhood. The bottom line is regardless of what they were or what they did, they were someones mother and father, daughter and son, and many peoples friends..
AnneMarie Vomero-Battis February 10, 2012 at 06:11 AM
Although we definitely need more shelter space and services to help our neighbors in need, there are many wonderful organizations in town that are already helping. I believe we need to help the existing agencies expand their services and make more shelter/housing space available so that they are able to help more people in need. Our group is doing an awareness event this weekend to bring attention to the plight of our homeless neighbors. Please check out the website or facebook event page for all of the details. The name of the event is: Home Sweet Nowhere; The Frozen & Forgotten in our Community. www.StartSharingHope.org We all need to pull together and if each of us does our part, no one in our community will go without the basic human needs of shelter and food. It really can be done!


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