DOVER, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire police are investigating three untimely deaths this week – two roommates found at different locations and another, unrelated death in the area – as possible drug overdoses.

Lt. Dave Telemezian of Dover tells Foster’s Daily Democrat that while the deaths of the roommates, 20-year-old Whitney Lizotte and 22-year-old Brandy Sewall, are related, police haven’t linked them to the death of 19-year-old Matthew Rix, found at the Dover boarding home where he lived Wednesday.

All three are from Maine. Lizotte and Sewall are from Berwick, while Rix is from South Berwick.

Terlemezian said police haven’t found mutual friends to link the roommates with Rix.

Autopsies are inconclusive, and police must wait for toxicology results.

Rix was a champion high school wrestler. His father has coached wrestlers at Marshwood High School in South Berwick for 27 years, including his son.

He said Rix recently moved to the boarding house and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

He had planned to join the U.S. Army next month.


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