Man found dead outside New Bedford apartment

Posted: 10/09/13 at 8:55 pm EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities in New Bedford are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man whose body was found outside an apartment building.

The Bristol County district attorney's office says the death of Raymond O. Sanchez is being investigated as a homicide.

Police tell the Standard-Times of New Bedford (http://bit.ly/19AwRm7) that they got a call about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday saying a man had been stabbed at a Liberty Street apartment.

Police Capt. Joe Cordeiro said investigators believe Sanchez died from a puncture wound.

Greg Milliote, a spokesman for District Attorney Sam Sutter, said Sanchez didn't live at the apartment where he was found.

An autopsy is being performed to determine exactly how Sanchez died.

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