Violent and unexpected deaths have plagued Trumbull County for the past six weeks reaching levels that veteran law enforcement officials haven't encountered before.
Nineteen people have died in the county as a result of a traffic crash, drowning or murder since June 7. Seven were murdered, nine died in car crashes and three drowned, nearly equaling the total drowning deaths in the previous 17 years.
Experts have given different explanations. Some attribute the three drowning deaths to the weather allowing for more outdoor swimming opportunities. Some law enforcement officials said drugs and gangs are to blame.
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