Possible overdose victim left for dead in front of East Liverpool bar

The victim wouldn't be found until 10 hours later

Dave and Deb's bar in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) – Over the weekend, a man — who police believe was overdosing — was left to die in a popular East Liverpool bar’s parking lot.

Early Sunday morning, officers were called to Dave and Deb’s Bar on Lisbon Street. According to police, the man was left in a parked car.

“He has some white powder on his lap, so they assumed it was going to be some sort of opiate,” said East Liverpool Police Capt. Patrick Wright.

Because of this, crews were advised to put on HAZMAT suits to process the scene.

What happened hours before police arrived was all caught on surveillance video.

“It appears that the vehicle drove into his lot at 1:58 p.m. A male exited the driver’s side, walks out of the screen,” Wright said.

The victim wouldn’t be found until 10 hours later.

“Of course, the first thing I said to my nighttime bartender was, ‘Did you call 911 and try to get him some help?’ They had him reclined back in the passenger side seat so no one could really tell that he was in there,” said bar owner Dave Albaneso.

Albaneso has owned Dave and Deb’s Bar for seven years. He wants to know who dumped a body in his parking lot and left with – as he describes – no remorse.

“Just hope somebody comes forward with some information so we can get this family some closure,” he said.

Wednesday, the bar installed 16 new security cameras and said it will turn videos capturing any drug activity over to police.

Albaneso is offering a $500 to anyone with information on the person seen leaving the victim in the parking lot. A photo of the suspect is below.

Dave and Deb's bar released surveillance video of a person that they say was seen leaving an overdose suspect in their parking lot.


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