CENTERVILLE, Ohio -- (WJW) -- Authorities say a commercial airline pilot and his wife have died of an apparent overdose from the powerful synthetic drug fentanyl.
Police say the bodies of 36-year-old Brian Halye and 34-year-old Courtney Halye were found by their children Thursday morning in Centerville, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Cincinnati.
In one of two 911 calls placed just before 8 a.m., the oldest of their children is talking to a dispatcher while his sisters can be heard crying in the background.
The Dayton Daily News reports Brian Halye was a pilot for Spirit Airlines, which told the newspaper Halye last flew March 10.
Halye had been a pilot with Spirit Airlines for over nine years.
“Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Captain Halye,” the airline said in a statement.
When asked about the company’s drug testing policy by CNN, an airline spokesman declined to comment. He also declined to comment on when Halye was last tested for drugs.