Coroner won't name York College student found dead Wednesday morning

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A York College student was found dead in his room Wednesday morning, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

The 20-year-old was found dead in a residence hall in the 900 block of South Richland Avenue about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, according to the coroner's office. 

Coroner Pam Gay said in a news release that there were no obvious signs of trauma to the student. 

The student's name will not be released because the death is not thought to be suspicious or related to foul play, the coroner's office said in a tweeted report  Wednesday evening. If that changes, his name will be released.

Spring Garden Township Police are investigating jointly with York College's Department of Safety and Security.

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"I can tell you at this point that it does not appear suspicious," Spring Garden Township Police Chief George Swartz told The York Dispatch on Wednesday afternoon. "But we will know more tomorrow."

He was referring to the fact that an autopsy on the student's body is scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. 

Additional information is expected to be released after the autopsy.

School response: York College spokeswoman Mary Dolheimer said counseling is available to students and that the school is keeping the student's family in their thoughts.

"We have asked the students, at this time, to give them the privacy they need to deal with this loss," she said.

Students can call 717-815-6437 for counseling services.

In a message to students, college President Pamela Gunter-Smith said the school was informed no foul play was involved. 

Dolheimer said information on the student's funeral services will be released later.

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