Auburn University freshman found dead in dorm room Sunday

Published: Aug. 29, 2016 at 1:17 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2016 at 1:51 AM EDT
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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) – An Auburn University freshman was found dead in his dorm room on Sunday, according to the Lee County Coroner's Office.

Auburn Police office received a 911 call at 3:13 p.m. on Sunday for a welfare check on an Auburn University freshman student at a campus dorm whose parents could not get in touch with.

When Auburn Police and East Alabama Medical Center EMS arrived, they discovered an 18-year-old male student deceased in his dorm room. No foul play is suspected.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced the student dead at the scene at 3:26 p.m.

The student, who was not identified, is not from the local area.

His body has been taken to the medical examiner's office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The investigation of the incident is still ongoing by the Lee County Sheriff's office, the Lee County Coroner's office, and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.

No other details will be released at this time pending notification of family.

Check back for more updates.

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