NEW BEDFORD — A New Bedford woman is found dead in her apartment by police.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says New Bedford Police were asked to perform a wellness check at around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday on a 31-year-old woman at her Mott Street apartment. Family members told police they had not heard from the woman in two days.

When police gained access to the apartment, they found the woman's body on the floor of her kitchen. Police also report finding syringes on the floor next to her body.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office has deemed the death the result of a drug overdose. A toxicology is being performed to determine the woman's exact cause of death.

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