LABELLE, Pa. (KDKA) – State police are investigating after an inmate serving a life sentence for murder died in Fayette County.
First responders were on scene when 42-year-old Joseph Gacha was pronounced dead on Dec. 30.READ MORE: Community Helping Hampton Township Family After Home Damaged By Tornado
Our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report the state trooper leading the investigation told them Gacha was “more than likely” high on the synthetic drug K2.READ MORE: Churchill Residents Ramp Up Protests Against Proposed Amazon Distribution Center
The state department of corrections says Gacha was serving a life sentence for first degree murder. He was convicted in Luzerne County and had been at SCI Fayette since Dec. 26 of 2018.MORE NEWS: Mail Carrier Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Greene County
The Fayette County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death as state police continue to investigate.