CONWAY, S.C. -- Authorities are investigating the death of a New York student at Coastal Carolina University in Conway.

University spokeswoman Martha Hunn says investigators are looking into the death of Michael James Rath, a freshman at the school.

Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says that the 21-year-old from Rye, N.Y., was found on a sofa in university housing Wednesday.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.