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Dead USC visitor Daniel G. Osterkamp was former student

Toxicology report set to be completed within 10 weeks

New details have emerged concerning a former USC student found dead on campus this weekend.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Daniel G. Osterkamp, 20, of Mount Pleasant was found dead on campus Saturday morning.  The Registrar’s Office confirmed Osterkamp was enrolled at USC during spring 2011 but did not sign up for the fall. Osterkamp’s obituary in the Charleston Post and Courier states he was studying  classical guitar.

Osterkamp’s body was found in DeSaussure College on the Horseshoe. According to the coroner, he was found unresponsive around 11:30 a.m. in a friend’s dorm room and was declared dead on the scene. The coroner’s office said a toxicology report wouldn’t be completed for eight to 10 weeks. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

Osterkamp’s obituary states he attended East Cooper Baptist Church and is survived by his parents, Cindy and Lex Osterkamp of Mt. Pleasant; his brother, Brian Alexander Osterkamp of Mount Pleasant; his sister, Ashley Elizabeth Osterkamp of Moncks Corner; his maternal grandfather, Donald Allan Smith of Forest, Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


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