Police investigating man's death

By WTAJ News

Published 05/08 2014 11:44AM

Updated 05/08 2014 11:46AM

FERGUSON TOWNSHIP, CENTRE COUNTY – Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man, and suspect drugs played a role.

Ferguson Township Police say Joel Rathod from Maryland was found dead in his apartment along the 700 block of West Cherry Lane in State College Tuesday.

Police say drugs and drug paraphernalia were found inside the apartment, and preliminary field tests of the items indicate the use of heroin.

Autopsy results are pending toxicology reports. Anyone with information is asked to call Ferguson Township Police.

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