Rochester Police investigating two found dead in SE Rochester

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Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 3:30 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 9:24 AM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Police Department (RPD) is investigating after two bodies were found inside a southeast Rochester residence Thursday morning.

According to RPD, deputies were called to the 1123 3rd Ave. SE around 11:45 a.m. for a report of two people that were dead.

The two people found were a 58-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman.

RPD said the renter of the unit is a 58-year-old man and he allowed the two people into his apartment to stay over. When a social worker arrived to see the renter, the visitors were found dead.

There were no signs of trauma.

Investigators are waiting for an autopsy report and toxicology test results but they believe the deaths could be overdose-related.

RPD said carbon monoxide was not detected and no drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.

Cause of death is being determined. There is no known threat to the public.