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Body of student found atop Pitt's Lothrop Hall

Jeff Himler
| Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

The body of a male student was discovered on the roof of a University of Pittsburgh dormitory Saturday morning.

“The University community is deeply saddened by the sudden death of our student and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and all who knew him,” Pitt spokesman Joe Miksch said in an emailed student. “The city of Pittsburgh police have informed the university there is no evidence of foul play. Out of concern for the privacy of the student’s family, we can not provide additional information at this time.”

University police responded at about 10 a.m. to a report of a body atop Lothrop Hall.

They called in city detectives to investigate, according to Alicia George, a Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman.

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office also was called to the scene.

According to the university website, the co-ed Lothrop Hall on Lothrop Street houses more than 700 students on 14 floors.

“The University Counseling Center is available 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for any student who would like to talk,” Miksch said. “The counseling center after-hours phone number is 412-648-7930.”

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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