Wareham

Man Found Dead at Wareham Motel Where He'd Been Living, Police Say

Aerial footage from the scene showed a heavy police presence

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Police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was found dead in a motel room in Wareham, Massachusetts, early Wednesday morning.

The man was found dead after a well-being check on a room at the Village Motel at 2739 Cranberry Highway, the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office said.

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The man was pronounced dead at the scene after police were called about 8:05 a.m.

Aerial footage showed a heavy police presence at the motel. Police were seen going into and out of a room at the motel.

The man was identified Wednesday afternoon as Edward A. Purdy.

Wareham police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the district attorney's office were investigating. Investigators have gathered surveillance footage and interviewed people in the area, prosecutors said.

Medical examiners will determine how Purdy died.

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