Morgantown Police Respond to Drug Overdose
At approximately 9:25 p.m. on October 27, 2020 Morgantown Police were dispatched to a possible drug overdose at the Diamond Village encampment near Pennsylvania Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers made contact with the person that made the report and were directed to the body of a non-responsive female laying on her back. The female was not breathing, had no pulse and a used needle was lying next to the body with fresh blood in the syringe. The person reporting the incident told officers that Narcan was administered and CPR was applied until first responders arrived. Officers applied CPR until EMS and Morgantown Fire medics arrived.
The individual, later identified as Rebecca Colgan, 23 years of age of Morgantown, was pronounced deceased at 10:09 p.m. The body was sent to the Medical Examiner for cause of death and the incident is under investigation.