Student dies at off-campus residence

Gregory Hendricks, 21, a criminal justice major at Mercyhurst University, was found dead in his off-campus apartment Thursday.

Hendricks was an Erie-native who went to high school at Cathedral Preparatory School.

The Erie County Coroner’s Office said the case does not appear suspicious, but that the investigation is continuing.

In a campus-wide email to students and employees, Mercyhurst University President Tom Gamble said, “On behalf of the entire Mercyhurst University community, I want to express my personal sadness and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mercyhurst University student Greg Hendricks. . . .Now and in the days ahead, let us all remember Greg and his family in our prayers.”

For those in need of support during this time, contact the Counseling Center at (814) 824-3650 or Campus Ministry at (814) 824-2429. If a counselor is needed after hours, call Police & Safety at (814) 824-2304.