State College police said in a Friday release that an investigation was launched into the death of a woman.
Police were called at 10:11 p.m. Thursday to 915 Southgate Drive where a woman was unconscious and not breathing. Police performed CPR and applied naloxone, which were unsuccessful efforts to revive the woman, and she was pronounced dead by Centre County Deputy Coroner Todd Shook at 10:44 p.m.
Police identified the woman as Shana Greger, 25, of State College.
“Based on the evidence discovered at the scene, it is believed the victim died of a heroin overdose,” police said. “An autopsy and toxicology has been scheduled to make a final determination of the cause of death.”
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Heroin, police said, has become an epidemic, occurring in the Centre County area.
“All investigative efforts will be made to determine who provided this deadly heroin and, depending on the evidence, bring charges of drug delivery resulting in death against the person(s) responsible for providing the heroin,” police said.
Police have offered up to a $1,000 reward for information in the case.