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Family of Local Overdose Victim Expresses Concern About Delay in Toxicology Tests

The family of a 21-year-old woman who police suspect died from a drug overdose is motivated and speaking out on what they believe could be a matter of life and death.

A screen capture of WPXI's report featuring Sherry Jo Matt and Siena Bott
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Originally Published: November 12, 2020

Siena Bott died in September.

“She had a smile that could light up a room,” said Sherry Jo Matt, Bott’s mother. “She was beautiful on the inside and out. She would literally give the shirt of her back to anybody.”

Bott’s parents told Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle that she struggled with drug addiction and mental health issues for some time. They said she eventually fell in with the wrong crowd. They believed she had turned the corner when she moved back home last spring.

“She really wanted to make a change and it’s really true, one pill can kill,” Matt said.

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