AUTHORITIES are investigating the death of a Chestnut Hill College student found on a couch in a campus building yesterday morning.

Bradley Amerman, 22, a senior business major from Mount Joy, Lancaster County, was found unresponsive on a couch in a dorm room in St. Joseph Hall and pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m., police said.

Police said there were no immediate signs of foul play and provided no cause or manner of death. A person who answered the phone at Amerman's home in Lancaster County hung up when asked to comment.

Officials from Chestnut Hill issued a statement about Amerman's death.

"Under any circumstances, the events of today have left our campus community shocked and filled with sadness for Bradley David Amerman and his family. We ask that you join us in continuing to keep the Amerman family in your prayers at this time of great sorrow," the statement said.

Amerman was posting on social-media websites, including Twitter, as recently as Tuesday. He appeared to be an avid Phillies fan and, according to the Griffin, Chestnut Hill's student newspaper, he competed in the Quidditch World Cup in New York for the school, based on the game from the Harry Potter series.