Springetts man's death 'unusual,' but not suspicious


A Springettsbury Township man's death is not considered suspicious — but the location where his body was found has authorities scratching their heads.

Robert Eaton, 68, was found dead on the roof of his residence Tuesday evening, and police are investigating, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

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He had been reported missing by his family earlier in the day before he was found on the roof about 5:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Sheridan Road, the coroner's report states.

The report shows Eaton had some medical conditions and minor trauma to his body, but it is not known why he was on the roof or for how long.

Coroner Pam Gay said Wednesday there is nothing to indicate that Eaton's death is suspicious.

Where he was found is what was "unusual," which is why an autopsy has to be done, she said.

The cause and manner of Eaton's death are pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allenton, according to the coroner.

The Springettsbury Township Police Department is investigating, the report states.

— Staff reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.