UPDATE: IU student found dead in home of Bloomington man died of fentanyl overdose



Warning: this article mentions and includes details of sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – Monroe County Coroner Joani Stalcup confirmed Thursday that 20-year-old IU student Avery McMillan, who was found unresponsive in the home of a Bloomington man in August, died from a fentanyl overdose. 

McMillan died on August 17 after police say she was unable to get into her apartment after returning from a party. 

She was last seen wandering around the building and garage when 33-year-old Eric Montgomery allegedly picked her up and took her back to his parent’s house. 

Police later went to the house after receiving a 911 call about McMillan being unconscious and administered three doses of Narcan, but were unable to revive her. 

Montgomery has since been charged with rape and giving alcohol to a minor. 


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