2 sailors die 4 days apart in same Georgia home

NCIS says it suspects drug overdoses in deaths of Kings Bay sailors

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Facebook photos of Brian Jarrell and Ty Bell

KINGSLAND, Ga. - Authorities investigating two deaths of Naval Station Kings Bay sailors in the same home, one found last Thursday and the second on Monday morning, suspect they could be drug overdoses.

According to separate reports from the Kingsland Police Department, 25-year-old Brian Jarrell was found dead inside his co-worker's home on Spinnaker Circle after he was reported missing by his wife and shipmates tracked his car to that house.

Jarrell told his wife he wasn't feeling well while the family was at Disney World last Wednesday for his daughter's birthday. He said he was going back to the hotel, but when they returned that evening, he was gone. His wife filed a missing person's report with the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Back in Camden County, friends began searching for him and found his car parked at a fellow sailor Ty Bell's home. The friends called Bell, got permission to enter and found Jarrell in the back bedroom face down and his body cold to the touch. They called police.

Four days later, a Navy chief went to the same Spinnaker Circle house when Bell had not reported to duty and didn't respond to phone calls. When he could see Bell on the couch yet he would not responded to knocking on the door, the chief called 911. Deputies and rescue personnel forced entry into the home and found Bell with both hands on a phone and a white foamy substance coming from his nose. 

Paramedics confirmed he was dead and police began a crime scene investigation. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service told News 6 partner News4Jax that drug overdoses were suspected in the two deaths.

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