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Penn State student’s death possibly substance related

A Penn State student was found dead in his room Saturday, according to a release from Ferguson Township police.

Police were called to 1101 W. College Ave. where Nicholas W. Snyder, 23, was deceased.

Snyder was a full-time student from Chambersburg majoring in hospitality management.

“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,” Penn State spokesman Reidar Jensen said in a statement. “Counseling services for anyone who wishes to talk are available at the student health center on campus.”

There were no signs of foul play, according to police, but a preliminary investigation indicated the death may be substance related.

An autopsy was performed Sunday by the Centre County Coroner’s Office, which will determine the cause and manner of Snyder’s death pending toxicology test results. Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers said results will not be available for four to six weeks.

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