Details of Rochester 14-year-old’s death investigation released

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Rochester police reported Monday that they are investigating the death of a 14-year-old at Century Heights Apartments.

ABC 6 News reported over the weekend that the Rochester Police Department (RPD) was called to 2111 Wheelock Drive NE at about 7:55 a.m. Thursday, July 20.

The teenager was found unresponsive by his mother, and was declared deceased upon first responders’ arrival.

RPD is awaiting toxicology reports to try to determine the cause of death, Capt. Casey Moilanen said.

However, RPD did receive evidence that the teenager possessed or used drugs in the 24 hours preceding his death, Moilanen said.


(ABC 6 News) – A death investigation is underway after the Rochester Police Department (RPD) responded to a deceased person call for a 14-year-old at an apartment complex this week.

It happened at Century Heights Apartments located at 2111 Wheelock Dr. NE, around 7:55 a.m. Thursday morning.

The mother found the 14-year-old unresponsive and called 911. Officers pronounced the teen dead at the scene.

According to police, there is evidence the teen may have used drugs within 24 hours of their death.

The identify of the deceased person and cause of death has not been released.

According to RPD officials, this is an ongoing death investigation and no additional information can be released at this time.

ABC 6 News will provide additional information when it becomes available.