SUNY Oneonta student found dead

Photo: Langan Funeral Home website.

A Schoharie man studying at SUNY Oneonta was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Thursday evening, according to several local news accounts. 

22-year-old Mark de Roziere was found around 9pm in his East Street apartment by a fellow student and declared dead on the scene, Central NY News reports.

Police do not suspect foul play in de Roziere's death, the Daily Star reports:

Sgt. Ralph Pajerski of the Oneonta Police Department said the death did not appear to be suspicious.

“There was no evidence of foul play,” he said.

Police found “numerous medications” for depression, he said, leading them to think the death was an accidental or deliberate overdose.

A 2009 graduate of Schoharie Central School, de Roziere is survived by many family members in the region. An obituary on the website of the Langan Funeral Home describes de Roziere as an honor student who was deeply involved with theater, and calls for donations to be made in his memory to local theater groups:

In light of Mark’s love of theatre, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SCS Music Department, PO Box 430, C/O Mark Pracher, Schoharie, NY 12157 OR Depot Lane Theatre, C/O Colonial Heritage Association, PO Box 554, Schoharie, NY 12157.