Still no ruling in deaths of father and son at Sangerville camp

Posted Sept. 30, 2010, at 11:23 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A ruling on the cause of a Saco father and son’s deaths at a Sangerville camp on Aug. 1 is still pending, according to the state medical examiner’s office.

Extensive testing has been done on the bodies to determine why Andrew Giroux, 49, and his son Dustin Giroux, 25, died a few hours apart, according to Jim Ferland of the medical examiner’s office.

“There’s additional toxicology tests being run,” Ferland said. “Reviews were done and it was determined additional toxicology was required before the cause of death would be determined, and that’s what we’re doing now.”

The father and son had been sharing a camp with four other men for the weekend when the bodies were found a few hours apart, according to state police.

The elder Giroux died outside the camp at about 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Members of the party later found Dustin Giroux in bed, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Police said it was apparent that alcohol was consumed at the gathering.