UPDATED: Milford, State Police Investigating Homicide

Massachusetts State Police and Milford Police are investigating a homicide at an apartment on Main Street in Milford. The victim was identified as Jose Mendes, 45, of 320 Main St.

A 45-year-old man was killed in a homicide in an apartment on Main Street, the Worcester County District Attorney confirmed Sunday evening.

The victim was identified as Jose Mendes, 45, by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. The death was reported to Milford Police about 9 a.m. Sunday by a friend of the victim, Early said.

Speaking to reporters outside the scene, Early would not specify how Mendes died, or whether police had any suspects. "I can't speak to that at this point," he said.

Mendes, who lived in a ground-level apartment attached to the building, at 320 Main St., was found in his kitchen, Early said.

Early visited the scene early Sunday evening with state and local detectives. He described what he saw inside as "a pretty tough scene" but would not elaborate.

Initially, the friend who located the victim thought he might have died of an overdose, Early said, and the police were asked to perform a well-being check. After arriving, police determined it was a homicide, Early said.

Milford and State Police are continuing to investigate.


Original story:

State Police detectives are investigating a death on Main Street in Milford, and have cordoned off a structure with police tape.

The nature of the incident was not revealed by a State Police captain, who referred comment to a spokesman for Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. In an email, DA spokesman Tim Connolly said a death is being investigated, but could provide no more detail.

State Police are leading the investigation. are at the scene, assisting. The structure is a four-unit apartment building at 320 Main St., near the intersection of Fruit Street. Both the front and rear of the property have been secured with police tape.

Milford Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin could not be reached early Sunday afternoon for comment.

Milford Patch will provide updates as they become available.

Anonymous July 10, 2012 at 05:18 PM
BTW, did you not read where I said he kicked his habit IN PRISON? He was merely helping others with theirs @@ Swell guy
bella ann July 11, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Mary, any updates at all on this story? It seems like everything else bad that happens in town, the first day the press is all over it then not another word. I live right around the corner from where this happened and am still afraid at night because a murderer is still on the loose and the police aren't saying anything to make us feel safe!
Mary MacDonald July 11, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Hi Bella Ann, I don't have anything new to report from the officials. I would expect they will say very little until an arrest. The State Police are leading this, not local police, but they have not been saying anything to the media... I'll update when I can.
Tina Rodriguez August 06, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I won't bad mouth the dead. But I will say I believe in Karma. And I know of at least one family that is a little happier knowing he is not around anymore.
Newt Marcus November 06, 2012 at 02:10 PM
People blame on the immigrants for their own sake problems. If you are not happy with Milford, try to change it for better. How do you know there are many illegals in town, have you asked them for ID or Green Card? Milford is a multiracial town, home for the Italians, Portuguese, Brazilian, Irish, Hispanics....Btw I am LEGAL immigrant who lives in town, and I am totally against drugs and I never used them. I came from a family with good ethic/values!


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