Michelle Kerry Edoo Wiki – Michelle Kerry Edoo Biography
Michelle Kerry Edoo, 29, a New Jersey mother died after she and four others inadvertently overdosed on cocaine laced with fentanyl in the parking lot of the mall where they worked, as police announced that two people had been arrested in the ordeal.
Michelle Edoo of Bergenfield, NJ, died last Saturday, according to an online fundraiser set up by Edoo‘s family. Michelle Edoo’s death came three days after she and four other mall workers were found on March 15 in the lower-level parking lot of the Shops at Riverside mall in Hackensack. The other four mall workers, who have not been identified, survived. The group of friends thought they were taking cocaine and did not know it was laced with a dangerous amount of the opioid fentanyl, Bergen prosecutors said.
The Good Samaritans performed CPR on the women before first responders arrived and administered the overdose reversal drug, Narcan. Four of the victims, all between the ages of 29 and 41, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for further treatment, while a fifth remained at the scene and refused further medical treatment, authorities said.
Edoo, who worked at the Cheesecake Factory in the mall, was remembered as a doting mother to her daughter, Ava. More than anything, Michelle adored her daughter Ava and was proud to tell anyone who would listen how captivating she is,” the online fundraiser created to support her daughter said.
Kerry Edoo Age
Michelle Kerry Edoo was 29 years old.
New Jersey mother dies of fentanyl overdose, Tributes
The touching tribute to her also described her as “always laughing, always smiling.” She always supported and pushed the people she loved and cared for her toward her dreams. She spoke with genuine love and compassion for anyone she spoke to, and she was always ready to help with a loving hand or a listening ear,” she continued.
Edoo worked full-time at the Cheesecake Factory but had just enrolled in nursing school, the fundraiser said. Meanwhile, authorities arrested two Paterson, New Jersey, men on Friday in connection with the overdoses.
Two suspects arrested after NJ mother’ death, Investigation
Garfield Jones, 48, is charged with third-degree possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance, the prosecutor’s office said.
Robert McCrae, 52, is charged with third-degree possession with intent to distribute less than half an ounce of heroin and fourth-degree possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
“We are here to sound the alarm,” Bergen County Attorney Mark Musella said at a news conference Friday. Death is due to fentanyl pouring into our communities, killing our friends and killing our family members.” Authorities said Friday they would work to identify and prosecute drug dealers, suppliers, and dealers in the fight to curb fentanyl overdoses, NJ.com reported.