Chico Police report a second heroin related death in recent days. Officers and medics came out to an alcove outside the front doorway of the CARD Center on Vallombrosa Avenue before 10:30 Sunday morning after a report of a 20-year-old woman who was found unresponsive. Medics declared her dead at the scene. Heroin and drug related paraphernalia were reportedly located in her possession, however the cause of death will not be established until after an autopsy is performed.
Police say this is the second apparent heroin related death in less than a week.