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23-year-old mayor of Mount Carbon dies hours after resigning

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. - The young mayor of a borough in Schuylkill County has died just hours after resigning.

The coroner pronounced Brandon Wentz dead yesterday morning, but officials haven't said how he died. He was just 23.

Wentz was appointed mayor of Mount Carbon in 2016.

His facebook page indicted he was a student at Kutztown University.

His mother tells the AP Wentz resigned because he and the family moved out of the borough.

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