Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department is investigating the third death reported at a southeast Rochester apartment. 

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Police Captain Casey Moilanen says a social worker assigned to a 58-year-old man residing at an apartment in the 1100 block of 3rd Ave. Southeast asked the landlord to check on the apartment tenant after she reported not hearing from him for an extended time. The landlord checked on the apartment, found the man deceased inside and called police around 1:18 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Moilanen said responding officers found drug paraphernalia in the home and no signs of trauma on the man’s body. He said investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy but suspect the death was caused by a drug overdose

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Officers responded to the report of two deaths at the same apartment last week. The now-deceased tenant told officers then he allowed the 58-year-old man and 54-year-old woman to stay with him to get them out of the cold. 

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The man and woman were found dead the next day. Moilanen says their deaths are still under investigation, however investigators also suspect them of being victims of a fatal drug overdose. 

 

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