Man found dead in his car, after apparent drinking binge Fiancee tried to wake him up ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE

July 27, 1993|By Sherry Joe | Sherry Joe,Staff Writer

Howard County police are investigating the death of a 31-year-old Ellicott City man who was found dead in his car yesterday morning, apparently after heavy drinking.

Norman Pierre Pitt of Ellicott Terrace Apartments, at the 3500 block of Court House Drive, was found by his fiancee, Karen Corporal, shortly after 5 a.m. in his car in the apartment parking lot.

After drinking two or three beers, Mr. Pitt left his apartment about 7:30 p.m. Sunday with a neighbor, said Ms. Corporal, who lives at the same address.

Although Ms. Corporal said she doesn't know what happened after he left, police said friends of Mr. Pitt say he was drinking heavily for 12 hours before falling asleep in his car.

Ms. Corporal said she last saw her fiance alive about 2:30 a.m. when she found him in his car in front of the apartment building and tried to pull him out. When her efforts failed, she said she left him there.

"He was asleep, just snoring hard," Ms. Corporal said.

But when she returned to wake him up for work about 5:15 a.m., she said, Mr. Pitt's skin felt cold and he had no pulse.

An autopsy report is pending, said a spokeswoman with the state medical examiner's office.

Mr. Pitt was a truck driver for the Roadway Package System in Beltsville.

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