Police charge 4 from Indiana County in connection to drug overdose death


CHERRYHILL TOWNSHIP – Four people from Indiana County are facing multiple charges, including abuse of a corpse, in connection to a drug overdose death.

State police in Indiana have charged Robert Pardee, 26, of Indiana; Bryan Harper, 33, of Indiana; Brittany Trausi, 25, of Coral; and Ronald Eiselman Jr., 29, of Indiana with recklessly endangering another person and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

Police said on April 30, a passerby found Tyler Eckenroad, 22, of Commodore, lying on the side of the road along Wissinger Hill Road, near Allen Bridge Road, in Cherryhill Township.

Indiana Coroner Jerry Overman pronounced Eckenroad dead at the scene. Police said Eckenroad died of a drug overdose at a house in Indiana.

Police said his vehicle was taken from the residence to Wissinger Hill Road and placed along the road.

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