WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Residents of a Worcester apartment complex where three men were found dead say they last saw the men alive Friday.
The men’s bodies were found in an apartment Monday by a maintenance worker. Police say their deaths appeared to be related to drug activity. Toxicology tests that are expected to confirm the causes of their deaths may take months.
Police told The Telegram & Gazette that the men were 49, 54 and 55 years old. Their names haven’t been released.
Neighbors say one of the men lived in the apartment where the bodies were found and the other two were friends.
Massachusetts, like other states, has been battling an increase in heroin overdoses and opioid addiction that led Gov. Deval Patrick to declare the epidemic a public health emergency.