Police ID missing man found dead at Heritage Hills Golf Resort

Dispatch Staff
Police found a missing man dead in the patio fountain at Heritage Hills Resort Wednesday, May 8, 2019. John A. Pavoncello photo

A Montgomery County man reported missing early Wednesday morning while staying at Heritage Hills Golf Resort  was found dead in a fountain on the hotel’s patio.

York Area Regional Police said in a news release that George Vlahos, 68, of Fort Washington, was found in a fountain shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 8. 

Dan Johnson, vice president of the hotel and spa, said Vlahos was traveling with a group. He was reported missing overnight, and the hotel staff started a search.

Police said Vlahos was staying with a group of people as part of a golf outing, and he had been at Knickers Pub, which overlooks the golf course, the night before.

Vlahos fell into the fountain and struck his head, according to police, who said investigators don't think there is any foul play in his death.

York County Coroner Pam Gay said there will not be an autopsy, but toxicology will be done to determine his cause of death.

His death is suspected to be accidental, according to Gay. 

Patrons played golf on the nearby green as police investigated Wednesday.

York Area Regional Police and Springettsbury Township Police both responded because the Heritage Hills property straddles the municipal boundary between Springettsbury and York townships.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had Vlahos' last name spelled incorrectly. This story has been updated.