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Lab tests confirm heroin link in December deaths

 Posted: 12:30 PM February 14, 2013

Ashland police have received lab results identifying intoxicants in the bodies of two Ashland men who were found dead just 24 hours apart on Dec. 3 and 4.

"We can confirm that heroin was associated in the deaths," Ashland police Deputy Chief Corey Falls said.

Heroin was found in the body of 36-year-old Colin McKean, who was found by a family member in his home on Dec. 3, and heroin, methamphetamine and alcohol were found in the body of 34-year-old Jordan Roth, who was found by a family friend on Dec. 4, according to Falls.

Police are still investigating the cases, but the investigation is likely nearing a close, Falls said.

— Mandy Valencia

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