Coroner rules on Scanlan’s cause of death
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Michael O’Connell, deputy coroner for St. Joseph’s County, ruled junior Jake Scanlan’s death as due to natural causes Tuesday, according to a South Bend Tribune report. Scanlan, who was found unresponsive in his dorm room the morning of Nov. 11, “died as a result of an enlarged and weakened heart,” the report stated.
The 20-year-old resident of Siegfried Hall was a mechanical engineering major from North Potomac, Maryland.