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UPDATED: Milford, State Police Investigating Homicide

Massachusetts State Police and Milford Police are investigating a homicide at an apartment on Main Street in Milford. The victim was identified as Jose Mendes, 45, of 320 Main St.

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A 45-year-old man was killed in a homicide in an apartment on Main Street, the Worcester County District Attorney confirmed Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as Jose Mendes, 45, by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. The death was reported to Milford Police about 9 a.m. Sunday by a friend of the victim, Early said.

Speaking to reporters outside the scene, Early would not specify how Mendes died, or whether police had any suspects. "I can't speak to that at this point," he said.

Mendes, who lived in a ground-level apartment attached to the building, at 320 Main St., was found in his kitchen, Early said.

Early visited the scene early Sunday evening with state and local detectives. He described what he saw inside as "a pretty tough scene" but would not elaborate.

Initially, the friend who located the victim thought he might have died of an overdose, Early said, and the police were asked to perform a well-being check. After arriving, police determined it was a homicide, Early said.

Milford and State Police are continuing to investigate.

 

Original story:

State Police detectives are investigating a death on Main Street in Milford, and have cordoned off a structure with police tape.

The nature of the incident was not revealed by a State Police captain, who referred comment to a spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. In an email, DA spokesman Tim Connolly said a death is being investigated, but could provide no more detail.

State Police are leading the investigation. are at the scene, assisting. The structure is a four-unit apartment building at 320 Main St., near the intersection of Fruit Street. Both the front and rear of the property have been secured with police tape.

Milford Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin could not be reached early Sunday afternoon for comment.

Milford Patch will provide updates as they become available.

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