The State College Police Department is investigating the death of Penn State sophomore Stephen Lyne, who was found unresponsive by his roommates on the morning of Jan. 20 at the house he lived in located on the 300 block of W. Fairmount Ave.
Lyne, 19, of Wexford, was found in his room by himself on the morning he died, State College Police Lt. Keith Robb said.
Police are waiting on the results of a toxicology report from the Centre County Coroner's Office to determine what was in his system at the time he was found unresponsive, Robb said.
Police are also currently investigating where Lyne was the night before he was found unresponsive, Robb said.
After he was found, Lyne was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center before he was transferred to Geisinger Medical Center, Centre County Chief Deputy Coroner Judy Pleskonko said.
Geisinger Hospital spokesman Michael Ferlazzo confirmed that Lyne died at Geisinger Hospital on Jan. 20, but could not confirm a manner of death.
Lyne's brother, Jonathan Lyne, said his brother's death was unexpected.
Jonathan said that, to his knowledge, Stephen attended a party and consumed alcohol the night before he was found unresponsive.
Stephen attended Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, for a year and a half before transferring to University Park a semester early because of good grades, Jonathan, Class of 2012, said. He described his brother as shy, kind and well behaved, and said that Stephen was not the type of person who excessively consumed alcohol.
“Maybe he was a little naive and not sure what he was getting into,” he said.