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UPDATE: Police release name of woman who died in Middletown drug overdose on Thursday

Posted 3/14/19

Middletown police are investigating the drug overdose death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment at 21 S. Union St. at about 8 a.m. Thursday, March 14.

Middletown police said Thursday …

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UPDATE: Police release name of woman who died in Middletown drug overdose on Thursday

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Middletown police are investigating the drug overdose death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment at 21 S. Union St. at about 8 a.m. Thursday, March 14.

Middletown police said Thursday night that the woman is Carla Nelson, 47. She lived in the apartment with her boyfriend.

Middletown Detective Sgt. Gary Rux II confirmed to the Press & Journal that the woman lived in one of the apartments above the building, which is also home to Roberto’s Pizza on the ground floor.

Rux said Thursday morning in a brief interview on the sidewalk in front of the building that there was no obvious evidence of illegal drugs in the apartment.

The Dauphin County coroner’s office transported the body from the scene at about 9 a.m.

Multiple police officers were on the scene Thursday morning, including Rux and Detective Wade Bloom.

Rux said that police consider the death to be an “isolated incident” and that there is no danger to the public.

The investigation is continuing. There are no suspects and nobody is under arrest. A man was seen leaving the scene accompanied by Bloom, but this man is not considered a suspect at this time, Rux said.

“When you think about a case that may be suspicious, we want to make sure we at least get a chance in a controlled environment away from what happened, away from the tragedy, to get a chance to see what he can do to contribute to the investigation,” Rux said of the man who Bloom took from the scene in a police car.