Man found dead on Kossuth Avenue in Utica was battling addiction

A person discovered the body behind an East Utica building Saturday afternoon and called 911.

Posted: Apr 9, 2019 12:28 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- Utica police have confirmed the identity of the man found dead behind a building on Kossuth Avenue and Jay Street in Utica, Saturday.

The 27-year-old's grieving family says he is a victim of the opioid epidemic that's gripping the country.

Friends and family, including two small children, mourn Pedro Bermudez. His family, in his obituary, said he had battled addiction for years.

A person discovered Bermudez's body behind an East Utica building Saturday afternoon and called 911.

Utica police say the medical examiner's office is waiting for toxicology results to confirm drug involvement in his death.

They've not yet officially declared it an overdose.

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