SMU reports death of student; no foul play suspected

An SMU student was found dead in his room in a campus housing facility at approximately 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2010. The University has released the following statement:


We are saddened to report the death of an SMU student, who today was found deceased in his room at around 12:30 p.m. at a campus housing facility.

Preliminary indications are that no foul play was involved, but an investigation is being conducted by SMU Police with assistance from the Dallas County Medical Examiner and the Texas Rangers.

The mother of the student has been notified, but the student’s identity is being withheld pending notification of other family members. SMU will update information as it becomes available.

Counseling is being provided to other students in the residence and will continue to be available through the campus Health Center and the Office of the Chaplain.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and other loved ones at this time.


The statement at the SMU News website

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