A father and son from the town of Onalaska could face homicide charges in connection with the overdose of a 33-year-old woman Thursday.
According to reports, police and first responders were called to N5880 E. Lakeview Court around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday for a suspected heroin overdose. They found Shawn Docken performing CPR on his wife, Jessica Docken, who was not breathing.
Jessica Docken was taken to Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, where she died the next day.
Shawn Docken, 54, told sheriff’s deputies he and Jessica snorted heroin around 7 a.m. after he got home from working the night shift at City Brewing Co. According to police reports, he said his son, Mathew Docken, found Jessica slumped over in a bedroom and said, “Dad, you might want to check on your wife.” Docken told investigators he gave Jessica a shot of Narcan, an opioid antidote.
Shawn Docken told investigators he’d been using heroin for about four years and that he’d gotten an OWI on Monday because of his drug use; he told police his son had handed him a plate with the heroin that he and Jessica snorted and that he had loaned his son money to buy drugs.
Mattew Docken, 28, would not tell investigators who his dealer was, according to the reports.
Investigators searched the home and found traces of heroin and cocaine as well as marijuana and edible cannabis, according to reports.
Shawn and Mathew Docken were arrested on suspicion of delivery of heroin and remained jailed Friday on $1,000 cash bonds.
Assistant District Attorney Sue Donskey said prosecutors intend to charge each with reckless homicide pending results of an autopsy that is scheduled for Monday.