A 17-year-old who complained of chest congestion was found dead at a residential psychiatric treatment facility in Rock Hill on Saturday morning. Rock Hill Police identified the teen as Levi Snyder, of Lenoir, N.C.
He was a resident at the New Hope Carolinas treatment center, which treats emotionally disturbed adolescents, off Ebenezer Road, said Rock Hill Police Detective Kathy Harveston. She said initial reports didn't point to foul play.
"It looks like (the death is) going to be medical in nature," Harveston said. "There's no appearance of any foul play, of neglect, of improper treatment, anything like that."
Harveston said Snyder had been to the hospital for chest congestion three or four days ago and was on antibiotics. Police haven't released a narrative of what happened in the hours before he died, but Harveston said he'd been complaining of chest congestion Friday night.
It's unclear how employees at the facility responded to the complaints. No one answered the phone at the facility's listed number Saturday.