Former Duquesne student found dead in possible homicide

Courtesy of Mandy Azzarelli | Ryan Ramirez, 21, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound on August 25. He attended Duquesne during the 2013-14 school year.

Courtesy of Mandy Azzarelli | Ryan Ramirez, 21, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound on August 25. He attended Duquesne during the 2013-14 school year.

Brandon Addeo | News Editor

8/26/2016 3:30 p.m.

A former Duquesne student was found dead on August 25 in Washington County.

Ryan Ramirez, 21, of McKees Rocks, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a wooded area in Hanover Township on Thursday. His family reported him missing on the same day.

Allegheny County detectives are treating the case as a homicide, according to a police statement.

Police believe the course of events leading up to Ramirez’s death began in Allegheny County.

Ramirez attended Duquesne between the fall 2013 and fall 2014 semesters, according to Duquesne spokeswoman Rose Ravasio.

Anyone with information regarding Ramirez is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at 412-473-1300.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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