Investigators say 23-year-old man was murdered

Investigators said they are treating the death of a 23-year-old New Bedford man as a homicide.

Patrick Alves was found in the area of Myrtle and Cedar Grove streets at about 1:15 a.m. Thursday. Emergency crews said he had life-threatening injuries. He was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, where he died.

The state medical examiner has yet to rule on the cause and manner of death.