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A Florida mother who was found dead alongside her toddler twins in a car earlier this year actually killed the children before dying by suicide, according to a new coroner’s report.
Andrea Langhorst, 35, and her twins Olivia Dryer and Adam Dryer, 3, were found dead in March 20 in a car parked at an apartment complex in Melbourne. Their bodies were decomposing and investigators immediately suspected foul play.
A new report by the Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office indicates that officials have determined that Langhorst killed the children via methamphetamine toxicity before killing herself via both methamphetamine and cocaine intoxication, WPTV reports. Neither child’s body showed any signs of external trauma or physical abuse, according to the medical examiner.
The Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
The mother, who was without a permanent address at the time of her death, and the twins had not been seen alive in nearly two weeks before they were discovered dead; someone had reported a suspicious vehicle at the apartment complex. They had been living out of the car in which they were found, the Melbourne Police Department said in a prior press release statement.
Langhorst’s father, Randy Langhorst, previously told Florida Today that drug usage could have possibly factored into his daughter’s death.
“It was her decision,” he said. “We didn’t exactly approve of her lifestyle. Everything is hindsight, but I’ll be kicking [myself] for the rest of my life,” he told Florida Today. “All I can think about are those babies.”
The father of Langhorst’s children is currently incarcerated in Brevard County, Florida Today reported.
Langhorst had spent 25 days in jail in 2010 following a drug-related arrest. According to charging documents in that case, obtained by Oxygen.com, she was charged with four drug charges and pleaded nolo contendere to drug paraphernalia charges.
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