Jacob Marberger, the Washington College student sought by police for the past week, has been found dead, the Chestertown Police Department said Saturday.
Authorities found Marberger on Saturday near Hamburg, Pa., the Chestertown police said. The discovery brings to close an intensive search, during which Washington College officials closed the Eastern Shore campus after learning that Marberger might have taken a gun from his Pennsylvania home.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends," said Chestertown police Chief G. Adrian Baker. "Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding at this difficult time."