Workers on the breakfast shift at Burger King in Somersworth discovered a dead body on the property Thursday morning.

Emergency rescue crews were called to the restaurant on High Street at 6:43 a.m. for a reported male subject who was not conscious and not breathing outside the restaurant.

Upon arrival, crews determined that the 27-year-old man was deceased.

The identity of the man is not being released at this time.

Police Chief David Kretschmar issued a press release that said it appears that the man died of a drug overdose, but an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of the man's death.

Workers at the restaurant were shaken after the scene was cleared.

"It's a rough way to start the day," Manager Brenda Bourdon told Seacoast Current.

Bourdon did not know anything about the individual.

"Just an unfortunate young man," she said.

Burger King in Somersworth
Burger King in Somersworth (Kimberley Haas, Townsquare Media)

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