NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford woman was found dead of a suspected overdose Tuesday afternoon.

The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the 26-year-old woman was found unresponsive in the bedroom of her Viall Street apartment by her roommate at 2:43 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. A needle was found in her hand when paramedics turned her over. Several used needles were found in the apartment, as well, along with a bag of suspected heroin.

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