Three police officers in Decatur, Georgia got sick from mysterious chemicals in a motel room they responded to where a body was found on Saturday. The police officers had to be hospitalized.
Deputy County Police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell says the three officers will likely recover. They are currently conscious and alert in the hospital.
Police also think that the same chemical killed the man whose body was found in the motel room. The authorities, however, have yet to determine what exact chemical it is that claimed the man’s life.
The police have not established yet also whether the man was exposed to the fatal chemical accidentally or on purpose.
Campbell says the guest’s death at the extended-stay motel is not being treated by the investigators as a homicide.
Fire Capt. Eric Jackson said a hazardous materials crew recovered samples of a substance at the scene of the incident. An autopsy will also be performed by the medical examiner.
Jackson could only say for now: “Something in there made the officers sick. We have no idea what, none whatsoever.”
The case remains under investigation. It is not clear if the room where the dead man was found is the only room affected by the still unknown chemical in the motel.