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Penn State Student Found Dead By Ferguson Township Police

By: Geoff Rushton

Ferguson Township Police are investigating the death of a 23-year old Penn State student.

Police responded to a call on Saturday afternoon at 1101 W. College Ave. where they found Nicholas W. Snyder of Chambersburg deceased in his room.

A news release from the department said there were no signs of foul play and a preliminary investigation indicated the death may be substance-related.

“We share our heartfelt condolences with Nicholas’ family and friends, and with all whose lives he touched. Penn State Student Affairs has reached out to his family and will offer any and all necessary support,” Vice President of Strategic Communications Lawrence Lokman said. “He was a full-time student from Chambersburg, Pa., majoring in hospitality management in the College of Health and Human Development. Counseling services for anyone who wishes to talk are available at the student health center on campus.”

An autopsy was performed Sunday and the cause and manner of death will be determined by the Centre County Coroner pending toxicology results.

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