Death investigation started for UD junior found in his dorm

Law enforcement and the county coroner's office are investigating the death of a University of Dayton junior finance major from Vandalia who was found in his dorm room Friday.

Batholomew Lennartz, 20, died in Marycrest Hall, University President Eric Spina said in an email to students, faculty and staff.

There is no indication of foul play, Spina said in the email, which made no mention of when Lennartz was found or who found him.

A group gathering with prayer for all those who mourn Lennartz's death is planned for 7:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception chapel. Campus ministers will also be available tonight in Marycrest Chapel.

"We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to Bart's family, friends, professors and our campus community," President Spina said in the email. "I pray for comfort and peace for each of you."

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