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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Incident on 10/28/2023 near the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma, WA

The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity and the cause and manner of death of the woman who died as the result of this incident.  

Name:  Melanie Wentz

Age: 58 years

Of: Tacoma, WA

Cause of Death: Acute combined methamphetamine and fentanyl intoxication

Manner of Death: Accident

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