Lab tests confirm heroin link in December deaths

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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