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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A body was found at a University of Pittsburgh residence hall on Saturday, one day before the student dormitories close for the holidays.

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University Police were called when the body was found on the roof of Lothop Hall on Lothrop Street in Oakland.

After the Pitt Police were on the scene, the City of Pittsburgh Homicide Unit and the Medical Examiner’s Office took over the investigation.

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The University released a statement saying, in part, “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.”

The school says the University Counseling Center is available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and the counseling center after-hours phone number is (412) 648-7930.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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