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Neighbors sound off about couple's suspected drug death in Centerville

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – FOX 45 was digging deeper to learn more about the couple found dead early March 16 in their Centerville home.

Police said they found drug paraphernalia at the home of Brian and Courtney Halye, and suspect drugs played a role in their deaths that are being called suspicious.

Brian Halye was a commercial pilot with Spirit Airlines, an airline spokesperson confirmed.

Spirit airlines does not fly into or out of Dayton International Airport.

Residents in their neighborhood off of 725 near Clyo Road were shocked to see the bodies being pulled out of the home by the coroner Thursday.

"I didn't know what happened," said the Halye's next door neighbor Naree Vanetten.

Centerville Police spokesperson John Davis said the dispatch center received a 911 call at 7:40 Thursday morning from the couple’s teenage son, stating that his sister found their parents unresponsive in their upstairs bedroom.

"Oh, I feel sorry for the kid," said Vanetten.

"There were four children in the residence at the time the call was received," Davis told FOX 45.

Police said the four kids have been placed with other family members.

A Spirit Airlines spokesperson said Brian Halye's last commercial flight with Spirit was March 10.

They sent a statement that reads in part: "Captain Halye served at the airline for just over nine years… Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Captain Halye."

It is unclear if Halye had any violations, but an FAA spokeswoman told FOX 45 pilots are drug tested multiple times during their careers and tests can be random.

"You never see it around here," said Vanetten about the suspected drug activity and their quiet suburban neighborhood.

The Montgomery County Coroner has not released results of the couple’s autopsies.

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