The victim of a fentanyl overdose in Eden Prairie that is now the subject of a 3rd degree murder charge has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office.
Amy Portillo, 23, of Edina, was found dead by her fiancé in his home on Kara Drive the morning of Aug. 13. An autopsy performed by the Medical Examiner’s office determined that Portillo’s death was due to a mix of fentanyl, parafluorofentanyl, alprazolam (Xanax), and ethanol toxicity.
Monica Jo Gould, 32, of South St. Paul is charged with 3rd degree murder in Portillo’s death. She is accused of felony selling, giving or distributing a Schedule 1 and 2 controlled substance resulting in Portillo’s death.
A criminal complaint released by Eden Prairie Police Dec. 10 initially identified the victim only by her initials.
The complaint also said that Portillo was visiting her fiancé, who told police that she lived in northern Minnesota. A Medical Examiner’s Office spokesman told EPLN that Portillo’s family indicated that she lived in Edina.
Gould currently is in custody on $500,000 bail. If convicted, she could face a maximum sentence of 25 years and/or a $40,000 fine.
See the original EPLN story here.