Woman died of alcohol, drug overdose

June 23, 1994

ST. MARGARETS -- Vickie Lynee Hippler, whose body was found outside the defunct Dick Gessner's Broadway Corner dinner theater on June 8, died of an overdose of heroin, cocaine and alcohol, according to toxicology tests released yesterday by the state medical examiner.

An autopsy of Ms. Hippler's body conducted the day after she was found did not determine a cause of death, said Officer Randy Bell, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County police.

County homicide detectives have ruled the death accidental and have closed the investigation, Officer Bell said.

Ms. Hippler, who was 31, lived in a room at the Annapolis Terrace Motel, which is next to the former dinner theater on Ferguson Road, a service road the parallels U.S. 50 east of Annapolis.

A janitor making rounds of both buildings found her body shortly after 9 a.m. on the morning of June 8. A physician who examined Ms. Hippler's body the day she was found said there were no signs of trauma.

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