Chief: West York woman's death not considered suspicious

Liz Evans Scolforo

The death of a West York woman whose body was found inside a car Wednesday is not considered suspicious, York City Police Chief Wes Kahley said.

"We believe it's an overdose death," he said. "We believe it was heroin."

Alyssa Sprigle

The body of Alyssa Sprigle, 24, of the 1400 block of West Poplar Terrace, was found in a vehicle that wasn't hers about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the corner of Linden Avenue and Elm Terrace, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Sprigle's loved ones distributed fliers on social media asking for information on her whereabouts after having not seen or heard from her since Saturday, according to the coroner's office.

An autopsy was performed Thursday morning at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital, but the cause and manner of Sprigle's death remain open, pending results of toxicology tests, according to Coroner Pam Gay.

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Kahley said while Sprigle's death isn't considered suspicious, some of the circumstances around the death could be.

"If anything is suspicious, it's the fact that we believe people were with her either when she overdosed or when she passed away," he said. "We want to locate those individuals and talk to them."

The chief said a full investigation is being conducted.

Sprigle attended Red Lion Area High School and West Chester University, according to online school records.

Anyone with information about who was with Sprigle at the time of her death is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234, or anonymously text "yorktips" and then your tip to 847411.

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