COON RAPIDS, Minn. (KMSP) - Authorities in Coon Rapids are searching for answers after two people were found dead in a car at a restaurant parking lot.
The Midwest Medical Examiner identified them as 20-year-old Alissa Spah and 22-year-old Antonio Perfetti. Their social media profiles both say they’re from Andover.
How they came to be found dead in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings in the middle of the day Thursday is still a mystery.
They were found in an SUV around 3:30 p.m. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call that two people appeared passed out inside the vehicle, but emergency responders discovered they were in fact deceased.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office reiterates this is puzzling as there is no apparent trauma and no apparent use of narcotics.
The cause and manner of death is still pending.
There are questions on social media about perhaps a carbon monoxide leak. The sheriff’s department says they’ve also heard those questions, but so far there is nothing apparent on that, either.
Buffalo Wild Wings released the following statement:
“Buffalo Wild Wings is cooperating fully with law enforcement officials regarding this incident that took place in the shared parking lot. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families.”
Police are also investigating how long the two were in the parking lot. Detectives are pulling video from cameras in the area to track when they arrived.