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.

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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.

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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.

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The Fayette County Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death as state police continue to investigate.