La Salle University Student Found Dead

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    Officials are investigating the death of a La Salle University student.

    A spokesperson for the school told NBC10 that the unidentified, 21-year-old Junior at the school was found unresponsive inside his apartment on the 5300 block of Chew Avenue around 11:45 a.m. on Friday.

    The student was pronounced dead at 12:05 p.m.

    The Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The student has not yet been identified.

    Police suspect the student died of an overdose, based on preliminary information. However, an official ruling will not be made until an autopsy is completed.

    La Salle University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia.