Teen dies from apparent heroin overdose after being left at hospital

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Authorities are puzzled and a family is devastated after 18-year-old, Cassidy Patten, died from an apparent drug overdose after being dropped off in front of a hospital in Maine.

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According to ABC affiliate WCVB, someone dropped off her off at the emergency room of Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. She died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Officials are now questioning if Cassidy would still be alive if someone had simply dialed 911. They will be conducting an investigation to determine where Patten was and who brought her to the hospital.

For now, all Cassidy's family and friends can do is grieve. Her family is asking the media to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Cassidy's High School Principal, Ted Moccia says, "It's just a tough situation, and it's obvious she had her whole life ahead of her. It's a sad situation, and we're not discussing anything about what the circumstance are."

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PORTLAND, ME - AUGUST 3: Peppermint Park in Portland Tuesday, August 3, 2015. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

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