Frederick Man Found Dead Inside his Apartment

By WHAG News

Published 05/08 2014 10:15AM

Updated 05/08 2014 10:37AM

WHAG NEWS - Officers with the Ferguson Township Police Department in Pennsylvania are investigating after a Frederick man was found dead inside his apartment this week. 

Police say on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 around 1:42 p.m. they were called to 711 West Cherry Lane for an unresponsive male. 

Upon arrival, they found Joel Rathod, 21, of Frederick, Md., dead inside his apartment. Drugs and drug paraphernalia were found inside the apartment. 

Police say preliminary field tests of items recovered from the inside the apartment indicate heroin. 

Results of the autopsy conducted on Wednesday, May 7, are pending toxicological examination. Police say results typically take four to six weeks. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ferguson Township Police Department at 814-237-1171. 

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