Police: 3 dead in NJ hotel room believed to have overdosed

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) -- Police say three men found dead in a New Jersey hotel room are believed to have died of drug overdoses.

Officers in Voorhees Township found the three dead Thursday afternoon at the Wingate Inn after a co-worker called saying the three had not shown up for work.

Capt. Carmen Del Palazzo of the township police department declined to identify the victims pending notification of relatives. 

He said all were from Toms River and were believed to have been doing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning work in the area.

The Camden County prosecutor's office said two of the victims were 39 and the third was 40 years old. 

Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine the substances involved in the suspected overdoses.

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