Dover police is investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman that could be the city's 18th overdose death this year, according to a press release.

Ainsley-Aude Croteau, who is from Dover, was found unresponsive on Spring Street on Saturday morning and pronounced dead by responders, according to police. Her death remains under investigation by both Dover police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, per the release.

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Dover had just nine suspected drug-related deaths in 2019, but police said Croteau's death appears to be caused by an overdose and would be the 18th such death in Dover in 2020. If confirmed, it would mean Dover's drug-related deaths have doubled in the last year.

There is a public LinkedIn page belonging to a Dover-based user named Ainsley-Aude Croteau, who, according to the page, is an IT professional who attended Great Bay Community College.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident 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

Additionally, Dover police said if you or someone you know is experiencing an addiction-related crisis or looking for support, they are encouraged to contact SOS Recovery Community Organization at 603-841-2350 or visit The Doorway operated by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital at 798 Central Avenue. The Doorway is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., they said. Additional information about addiction recovery services can be obtained by calling 2-1-1.

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