By Ralph Iannotti


WAYNESBURG (KDKA) — Police are investigating after one person was found dead inside a dorm room at Waynesburg University.

According to the Greene County Coroner’s Office, the person was pronounced dead around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Bradley Grinnen, a junior at Waynesburg University. According to the school’s newspaper Yellow Jacket, Grinnen was a defensive lineman on the football team and originally from Elwood City.

Authorities say there is no threat to Waynesburg University or Waynesburg.

Waynesburg University released a statement on Grinnen’s death:

Our thoughts and prayers are with this student’s family and friends.  On behalf of Waynesburg University, we would like to express our deepest sympathies. We are cooperating fully with the authorities who are investigating the situation. We have been assured that it is not a suspicious death, and there is no perceived threat to the public.

A vigil was held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Robert’s Chapel. Many were having a difficult time coming to terms with the loss.

“As of right now, I’m still in shock, I can’t really process it. Another friend messaged me this morning, told me about it, and I drove by his dorm and saw all the cop cars  and ambulance,” teammate Hunter Palmer told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti.

“Grinnen was such a tough-nosed ball player, but he was always so goofy, I always said he was like a big teddy bear, he could just make everybody laugh, other players looked up to him so much,” senior Holly Bachman said.

School officials said grief counselors would be made available Monday.

No further information was released.

This is a developing story, stay with KDKA and KDKA.com for more information. 

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