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Penn State Sophomore Found Dead Last Month in State College House

Stephen Lyne, a Penn State sophomore from Franklin Park, Pa., was unexpectedly found dead in his State College house on W. Fairmount Ave. late last month, according to local obituaries and The Behrend Beacon.

Police are still investigating the death, which occurred on January 20, although not much information is available at this time. Lyne was only a student at Penn State main campus for a couple weeks after he transferred from Penn State Behrend where he spent his first three semesters.

Lyne’s roommates found him unresponsive on that Sunday in his room. Police are still investigating the incident and are waiting on the results of a toxicology report.

Lyne played lacrosse at Behrend and seemed to enjoy his time at Penn State, judging by this tweet sent on January 8.

“I don’t think I ever saw him not smiling,” friend Ross Caruso said to The Behrend Beacon. “He was a very caring and helpful friend. Steve was a funny guy; he always contributed to the conversation and always made people laugh. I think that what made us friends was just the fact that we both had common interests and liked to have fun and just be ourselves.”

Onward State extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Lyne. We’ll update this post if more information becomes available.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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