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Police, medical examiner investigating death in Dover


August 25. 2018 10:59PM




DOVER — Dover police and the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating the death of a 37-year-old local woman, which officials said appears to be drug-related.

A family member contacted police after finding Michelle Bettcher, 37, unresponsive at her residence on Olde Madbury Lane.

The Dover police and fire and rescue departments went to the home at 7:30 a.m. and first responders determined she was deceased.

The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death, but Dover officials believe it could become the fifth confirmed drug overdose in the city in 2018.

The case is being investigated by the Dover Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit. Anyone with information should call Dover police at (603) 742-4646.


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