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Bloomsburg Student Found Dead in Dormitory

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — An 18-year-old Bloomsburg student has died due to an “unexpected illness,” according to his obituary.

Chief Deputy Coroner Michael Beyer pronounced Nicholas Medveckus dead in his dormitory room at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15.

Medveckus is the third Bloomsburg student to pass away this semester.

An autopsy was performed on Oct. 16 and a toxicology test will be done.

According to the press release from the Columbia County Coroner’s Office, the cause of death is pending further investigation by both their office and the Bloomsburg University Police. Foul play is not suspected.

According to Tom McGuire, who is the Director of Media Relations and Content Strategy for Bloomsburg University, Nicholas Medveckus was a first-year nursing student.

A statement from the nursing department at Bloomsburg says, “Nicholas was a friendly and respectful student. He was very happy here at BU and was looking forward to being a nurse. In his short time here at BU, he made many friends in the freshman class and others. He will be missed by many students and faculty.”

Medveckus’ friend posted a memorial video to Instagram saying, “To the best person I ever knew. I will love you forever, Nicholas Alexander Medveckus. Can’t wait to see you again.”


A friend of Medveckus’ mother posted to Facebook, “My heart, my soul, my whole being is beyond saddened by your loss. No parent should ever have to [bear] this.”

The first student to pass away this semester was Justin P. King, a first-year Bloomsburg University student. He was found dead just after 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. after an apparent fall from the cliff behind the Crag Mansion.

Curtis L. Melville III, a second-year student, died on Oct. 4 due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred early morning near Danville.  According to the obituary, the accident did not involve any drugs, alcohol, or foul play.

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Molly is a Mass Communications major with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Sociology. She adores animals, is a novice hiker and camper, loves to read, and is an avid listener to true crime podcasts.