Photo- Kimberly Vardeman

Oct 20, 2016 8:38 AM

Dover police say Tuesday's death may be city's 11th overdose of the year

Dover police are investigating the death of a city woman on Tuesday as an apparent drug overdose, the city's 11th so far this year.

In a statement released Thursday, police say "while the cause and manner of Taliaferro’s death will ultimately be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, at this time it appears to be an overdose. An autopsy was conducted on October 18th, and the results are currently pending the results of testing and the on-going investigation."

Dover Police and Dover Fire and Rescue responded to Taliaferro’s residence at 20 Whittier Street around 12:15 a.m. October 18 after she was found unresponsive. Taliaferro was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say all of the city's overdoses are suspected to be opioid related. The Dover Police Department has responded to 48 non-fatal drug overdoses in 2016.

This case is being investigated by the Dover Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Dover Police Department at 603-742-4646. Anonymous tips may be called into the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000. The Dover Crimeline can also be contacted via

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