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Update: Police say woman likely didn't die from an overdose

Update: Police say woman likely didn't die from an overdose

The Rochester Police Department is backing away from initial reports that indicated a 35-year-old woman may have died of an overdose.

According to the coroner's officer, a pre-existing medical condition may have been a contributing factor in the woman's death. Syringes found inside her home have tested negative for narcotics. 

The woman was discovered dead Monday afternoon in her northwest Rochester apartment. Neighbors had complained of a foul odor, according to a police report. Officers believe she had been dead for several days.

The death was one of two possible overdose deaths reported at a news briefing Tuesday morning. The other, involving a 25-year-old man, is still believed to be heroin related. A security guard found his body Monday evening in bathroom stall at the Apache Mall during a routine check.



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