Coroner identifies man found dead in Hanover fire


Police don't believe foul play was involved in the death of a 41-year-old man at a Hanover hotel on Thursday.

The body of Walter Seanor was discovered inside a room at the Hanover Hotel and Banquet Center, formerly the Red Carpet Inn, after officers and fire crews were dispatched to the scene for a fire about 7:25 a.m., according to a news release from Hanover police.

The fire had burned itself out before they arrived, police said.

But officials found Seanor's body inside the room of the 1080 Carlisle St. hotel where the fire occurred, police said.

Police said there are no signs of foul play.

Seanor was living in the hotel, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and died as a result of the blaze, Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley said.

An autopsy will be performed at Allentown's Lehigh Valley Hospital Friday morning, he said.

He said investigators are now trying to determine the cause and manner of both the death and the fire.

Hanover Police and a state police fire marshal are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hanover Borough Police Department at (717) 637-5575 or through York County 911.