Deceased identified in downtown Jersey City drug overdose

HIGH RISE TRAGEDY – Although drug overdoses are unfortunately common elsewhere in Jersey City, the report of two deaths along the wealthy waterfront was a shock to many.
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HIGH RISE TRAGEDY – Although drug overdoses are unfortunately common elsewhere in Jersey City, the report of two deaths along the wealthy waterfront was a shock to many.

JERSEY CITY — Jersey City Police responded luxury rental tower on Second Street over the weekend on a call for assistance, where they found two people dead and three others unconscious.
The property is located on the waterfront in the Harborside section of Jersey City, an upscale section of the city.
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez the officers were met by emergency medical services personnel, who informed them they had found five unconscious people at that location. Two of these had apparently died of drug overdoses
The deceased have been identified as Anoj Malhotra, age 33, and Rishi Patel, age 32. Both were pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 5:25 a.m. The cause and manner of their deaths are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The additional three male victims were transported to Jersey City Medical Center by EMS.
Although the investigation is ongoing, this appears to be an isolated incident and there should be no concern to the public, officials said.
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is investigating this case with the assistance of the Jersey City Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Hudson County Prosecutor’s official website at http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.