SMU Reports Tragic Death of Student; No Foul Play Suspected

We are saddened to report the death of an SMU student, who was found deceased in his room Jan. 22, 2010, at about 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. As a matter of procedure, SMU requests an external agency to collaborate with its Police Department in the investigation of any campus death.

Counseling is being provided to 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.

At the request of the family, SMU is not releasing further information regarding this matter.


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