Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Missing Delco student found dead

A college student from Clifton Heights who was reported missing in January was found dead this morning in a river about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, according to police.

Missing Delco student found dead

Devon Minor
Devon Minor

A college student from Clifton Heights who was reported missing in January was found dead this morning in a river about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, according to police.

The body of Devon Minor, 18, was found in the Beaver Falls River in Beaver Falls around 7:30 a.m. this morning, police said. An autopsy revealed that Minor's cause of death was drowning and that his death was a suicide, police said.

Minor was a freshman engineering major at Geneva College, a Christian school in Beaver Falls.

In a message to the student body, Geneva president Ken Smith said students wore red wrist bands and ribbons to keep Minor in their minds as searches were conducted for him over the last five months.

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"This is obviously not the outcome for which he hoped and prayed," Smith wrote.

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