A 24-year-old woman fell victim to a suspected drug overdose at W191 S6427 Hillendale Drive, according to Muskego Police, the same address where a grisly crime occurred four years earlier.
Jamie Hansen, of Muskego, died July 12 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after paramedics were called to the home, according to Muskego Police Captain Craig Moser. Hansen was using what police believe to be heroin, but the exact substance has yet to be determined, Moser said.
This was not the first call to police about events at the Hillendale address.
In 2007, then 17-year-old John Orlando tortured a 20-year-old woman at the home, burning her with a cigarette, choking her, setting her hair on fire, and threatening to cut her into pieces, according to a JS Online report of the incident.
Orlando was convicted of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and served two years in prison. He is listed in Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) records as residing at the Hillendale Drive residence and is currently under extended supervision, said Tim LeMonds, Public Information Officer for the DOC.
Hansen was Orlando’s stepsister, Muskego police said.
Drugs are common in Muskego, said Muskego Detective Shawn Diedrich. Muskego police investigate all drug deaths, but Diedrich could not comment specifically on Hansen’s death.
“You name it, you can find it,” Diedrich said of the types of drugs Muskego youths are using today. The most likely group of users is in their late teens and early-20s, he said.
The signs to watch for are the same as ever, the detective said.
“Behavior changes, and friend changes,” are good indicators that something might be up, Diedrich said. “The number of people doing it is the same, it’s the type of drug that changes.”
And don’t be so sure it’s not happening at your house. Detective Diedrich said knowingly, “it’s always somebody else’s problem.”