UPDATE: A university spokesman released a statement earlier this evening concerning the employee, who was identified as Steven Shedrick.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Steven Shedrick, a Temple University employee of 31 years based at the Wachman Hall Digital Print Center and a longtime and well-respected delegate of District 1199C, representing clerical employees at Temple. Mr. Shedrick, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Jan. 28. He was 58 years old. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”
A Temple employee was found dead in his car early this morning, according to Temple Police.
Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said someone reported a person sleeping in a car around 7:45 a.m. on Montgomery Avenue near Broad Street.
“When we arrived on the scene, we banged on the window and he was unresponsive, so we had to break it,” Leone said. He added the medical examiner pronounced him dead on the scene.
Leone said the employee was in his late 50s, and that police think the man died of natural causes.
“We didn’t find anything suspicious,” Leone said.
The name of the employee will not be released until after his family have been notified, he added.
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