POTTSVILLE, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A Pennsylvania mayor is dead at 23, but state officials have yet to release how or why he died.

Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Albert Barnes tells The (Pottsville) Republican-Herald he pronounced Brandon Wentz dead at 7:58 a.m. Thursday. Barnes says the next of kin has been notified, but he cannot provide further comment as requested by state police.

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Wentz was appointed mayor of Mount Carbon in February 2016. As one of the youngest mayors for the borough, he previously told WNEP-TV his goal was to remove the eyesores in the area.

Wentz’s mother told CBS affiliate WYOU-TV in a Facebook message that the family had recently relocated out of the borough. She says Wentz resigned as the mayor.

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According to WYOU, Wentz’s grandmother was the first female mayor in Mount Carbon and his mother was a former borough council member.

Wentz’s mother declined to comment on her son’s death.

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