DOVER - The Dover Police Department and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner is investigating the death of Branden Rabideau, 30, which occurred in Dover on Tuesday.
Dover safety officials became involved around 7 a.m. on Tuesday when they responded to a Union Court address after Rabideau was found unresponsive. He was declared deceased on scene.
While the cause and manner of Rabideau's death will ultimately be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, based on the investigation to date it appears to be drug related.
If in fact Rabideau's death is due to a drug overdose, it will be the first confirmed in Dover in 2018, which had 13 suspected drug related deaths in 2017.
Rabideau's brother, Glenn Radbideau, died at the age of 25 on Valentine's Day, 2012.
According to Branden Rabideau's Facebook Page he grew up in North Berwick, was a graduate of Noble High School and a worker at Eastern Boat in Milton as well as prep and line cook at Margarita's in Dover.
The Dover Police Department has responded to seven non-fatal drug overdoses in 2018. They urge that if anyone knows someone who is experiencing an addiction-related crisis or looking for support, to visit SOS Recovery Community Organization at 4 Broadway in Dover. The center is open Monday from 12-8pm, Tuesday through Friday from 9am-8pm and Saturday from 12-8pm. They can also be reached at (603) 841- 2350. The NH Statewide Addiction Crisis Line is available 24/7 at 1.844.711.4357 (HELP).
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 www.dovernhcrimeline.org