No foul play suspected in death of Pennsylvania student, Bermuda police says

Mark Dombroski died from a fall, a forensic pathologist concluded.

March 22, 2018, 4:39 PM

A forensic pathologist said no foul play is suspected in the death of Pennsylvania student Mark Dombroski.

“My conclusions from my examination are that Mark died from a fall from a height, and I have found no evidence of foul play in a postmortem examination,” Dr. Christopher Milroy, forensic pathologist at the Ottawa Hospital, said in a press conference Thursday.

Bermuda Police Superintendent Sean Field-Lament said Dombroski’s body was found at the base of a 35-foot cliff and there is “nothing to indicate Dombroski was pushed” at this time.

PHOTO: Parents John and Lisa Dombroski, left, stand with their sons John, at rear, and Kevin during a press conference regarding their missing son and brother Mark, at the Hamilton Police Station in Hamilton, Bermuda, March 19, 2018.
Parents John and Lisa Dombroski, left, stand with their sons John, at rear, and Kevin during a press conference regarding their missing son and brother Mark, at the Hamilton Police Station in Hamilton, Bermuda, March 19, 2018.
Blaire Simmons/The Royal Gazette via AP Photo

Dombroski was on the island to participate in a rugby tournament with Saint Joseph’s University; he was last seen Sunday night at the Dog House, a bar, Bermuda police said.

Officials used CCTV footage to track Dombroski’s movements after he left the Dog House. Footage shows him walking alone on Alexandra Road at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, Field-Lament said.

A search party consisting of Dombroski’s brothers and police officers found his body on Monday, Field-Lament said.

PHOTO: James Howard, acting Assistant Police Commissioner of Bermuda Police Services, during a press conference regarding missing American college student Mark Dombroski, March 19, 2018.
James Howard, acting Assistant Police Commissioner of Bermuda Police Services, during a press conference regarding missing American college student Mark Dombroski, March 19, 2018.
Blaire Simmons/The Royal Gazette via AP

“As you can imagine the finding of a loved one is extremely traumatic, especially if you’re a brother,” Field-Lament said.

The full autopsy report will be released by the coroner, Field-Lament said. A toxicology exam will also be performed, Milroy said.

“We continue to do the investigation, we are still open-minded and receptive to all evidence that can be gathered,” Field-Lament said.

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