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Man Found Dead in Ferguson Township Apartment

by on May 08, 2014 7:20 AM

A Maryland man was found dead in his apartment Tuesday according to Ferguson Township Police.

Officers went to the apartment at 711 West Cherry Lane around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, after receiving a report about an unresponsive male.

Inside, they discovered the body of 21-year-old Joel Rathod, who was from Frederick, MD.

Investigators say drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered inside the apartment. Preliminary field tests detected heroin according to police.

An autopsy was conducted Wednesday. It will take four to six weeks before toxicological tests are completed.

Anyone with information about the case should call Ferguson Township Police at (814) 237-1172.



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