By: KDKA-TV News Staff
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (KDKA) – A missing Penn State student died after she fell 11 stories down a trash chute, police said Friday.READ MORE: KD Sunday Spotlight: LIFE Pittsburgh Giving Independence And Support To Seniors
Nineteen-year-old Justine Gross was missing before her body was found at the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority transfer station in College Township on Nov. 12.READ MORE: The Black Market Returns For The Holidays To Showcase Local Black-Owned Businesses
She fell inside a solid waste disposal chute on the 11th floor of a building on East Beaver Avenue around 11:30 p.m on Nov. 10, police said. A truck then emptied the waste receptacle she fell into, police said, and she was found dead at the transfer station.
Video evidence suggests she was alone at the time and investigators said they still believe her death was an accident.MORE NEWS: Domestic Incident Inside Of The Mall At Robinson Leads To Chaotic Scene
The Centre County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death pending final lab testing results.