Man found dead inside empty building on Lord Square

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IPSWICH — A man has been found dead inside the empty building beside Dunkin’ Donuts on Lord Square.

He was found yesterday afternoon after a family member called for a well-being check, police Chief Paul Nikas said Friday, January 19.

The man was named as Curtis Meader, 28, after his family was notified, the chief said.

At this point, the cause of death is a suspected overdose, but Nikas said that would have to be confirmed by the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

With an address of 4 Lord Square, the empty building is owned by Chalde Realty LLC of 112 Elliot Street, Beverly, according to the town’s tax records.

The deceased did not have the owner’s permission to be in the building, Nikas said.

Controlled by Roy Serpa, that company also owns the Dunkin’ Donuts fast-food outlet next door at 6 Lord Square.

A company called Force Realty, run by Dinart Serpa, with the same address in Beverly, owns the laundromat at 2 Lord Square.