A Penn State University student died after falling down a trash chute more than 11 stories high.
Justine Gross, a 19-year-old former high school cheerleader, died either Nov. 10 or 11 after allegedly being offered a "blunt," her mother said. She fell from an 11-story apartment building, according to police.
“That’s just not Justine. She would never do something like that, go down a chute,” said her mother, Francoise Gross. “They want me to believe she walked into that chute. I believe someone was chasing her and she went into the chute, thinking it was a staircase.”
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She spoke to the young man with whom her daughter was last seen, NJ.com reported.
“I said to him, 'You’re the last one to see my daughter, what happened?’” her mother said. “He said, kind of casually, like, ‘She came down, and I gave her a smoke.’”
Francoise Gross alleged her daughter was not at all a casual drug user.
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The teenager was a cheerleader when she attended Summit High School in New Jersey before enrolling at Penn State. Her high school is planning a candlelight vigil for Friday evening.
Her mother is reportedly not convinced the incident was an accident.
The university is avoiding interference with her death investigation.
"It would be inappropriate for the University to interfere with that investigation nor to address information that has not been publicly released,” said Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers in a statement. "The university has offered its condolences to Justine’s family and friends, and has psychological counseling available to anyone who desires it."