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Coroner's office: Relative found for deceased York man

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch
  • The brother of Ronald Dubbs, 70, called the York County Coroner's office Monday.
  • Officials were looking for next of kin of the recently deceased York man.

The York County Coroner's Office has located the next of kin of a recently deceased York man.

The office received a call from the brother of Ronald Dubbs, 70, on Monday after asking for the public's help locating his family, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley.

Dubbs was hospitalized and transferred to Manor Care South, where he died July 20, a day after his registration, according to Stabley. He died of natural causes, according to the coroner's office.

Coroner looks for next of kin of recently deceased York man

Staff at the Manor Care South reviewed registration documents and found no information on file regarding Dubbs' next of kin, prompting the coroner's office to get involved.

"The only reason we were even involved was because there was no next of kin," he said.

Since Manor Care South did not have a morgue to keep Dubbs, the coroner's office was contacted, according to Stabley. "Our only resort was to use social media (at that point)."

There will be no autopsy, Stabley said.