York College student found dead in residence hall room


Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old York College student in a residence hall.

York County Coroner Pam Gay said the student was found dead in his room, in the 900 block of South Richland Avenue, around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. Gay said there was no obvious sign of trauma.

In a statement, York College president Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith said additional information will be provided as it is available and appropriate with respect to the wishes of the family.

“My thoughts and prayers are with our student’s family and friends,” Gunter-Smith said. “I ask that we respect their privacy as they deal with this tragic loss.”

Gunter-Smith said students seeking counseling and emotional support services should contact Counseling Services at 717-815-6437.

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