HeroinMarshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger said that 33 year old Ryan Jay Beem of rural Walkerton died from a heroin overdose on February 11th.  Confirmation was obtained through autopsy and toxicology results.

Beem died shortly after being admitted to the emergency room at Saint Joseph Health Center in Plymouth.  Cleavenger said that Beem’s death is the first heroin related death in Marshall County since an Argos man died of a heroin overdose in 2012.