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Death Of Matthew Snyder, Grandson Of Bill Snyder, Being Investigated As Suicide

Bill Snyder talks with an official.

AMES, IA - OCTOBER 29: Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats talks with the referee in the second half of play against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. The Kansas State Wildcats won 31-26 over the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Here is the latest in the tragic death of Matthew Snyder, the 22-year old grandson of Kansas State legend Bill Snyder.

The Mercury broke the story this morning that Matthew Snyder was found dead at his parents' home. He was just 22-years old. From that original report:

"Emergency personnel responded to a medical call Wednesday afternoon in the 3300 block of Claflin Avenue in Manhattan. Riley County police confirmed that there had been a death but declined to give any further information."

He was the son of Sean Snyder, assistant head coach for Kansas State football. He is also the team's special teams coordinator and director of football operations.

We now have some more detail on the story. USA Today picked up confirmation from local police that Matthew Snyder is the person found dead on Wednesday afternoon.

The death is being investigated as a suicide. According to police spokeswoman Hali Rowland, police do not suspect foul play.

Kansas State and the Snyder family have not yet issued comment on the story. We'll update as soon as they do.

A number of Kansas State players have mentioned the tragic news on Twitter. Here are some of the messages in support of the two Wildcat coaches and the Snyder family so far:

This has been an extremely trying few days in the college football community. On Tuesday, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead of apparent suicide.

Our thoughts go out to the Snyder family, and the Kansas State community as a whole. There are few families that mean so much to their respective schools and communities as the Snyders in Manhattan.

[USA Today]