NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford woman is dead of a suspected drug overdose.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the 38-year-old woman was found by her housemate in their Query Street apartment at around 4 p.m. on Monday.

The woman was unresponsive in the home. She was transported to St. Luke's Hospital where she later died.

Police found a burnt spoon and a straw that had been trimmed to a smaller size at the scene.

Toxicology results on the woman are still pending. However, a spokesman for the Bristol County D.A.'s Office says the death appears to be the result of a fatal overdose.

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