Coroner: No foul play suspected in professor’s death

Associated Press

Stahlstown, Pa. — A coroner’s office says no foul play is suspected in the death of a professor whose body was found in some woods about 15 miles from the Pennsylvania college where she worked.

The Westmoreland County coroner says Monday that a final cause of death for 36-year-old Laura Wilkinson is pending toxicology tests.

Volunteer searchers found the part-time Saint Vincent College professor’s body around 8 a.m. Sunday in Cook Township. They found Wilkinson’s car Saturday in the same wooded area, about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Wilkinson had been missing since Wednesday.

Saint Vincent College in Latrobe says Wilkinson graduated in 2002 and taught chemistry and worked as a lab manager and work-study coordinator there for nearly a decade.

The private, Catholic school near Latrobe has about 2,000 students.