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Student Found Dead In Dorm At Western Michigan University

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KALAMAZOO (WWJ/AP) - A Western Michigan University student has been found dead in one of the school’s dorms.

University spokeswoman Cheryl Roland said the student, a 19-year-old freshman, was found unresponsive around 2 a.m. Thursday inside her fifth-floor dorm room at Eicher Hall on the school’s campus in Kalamazoo.

“Emergency responders were called immediately, but they were not able to revive her and she has died,” Roland told WWJ’s Laura Bonnell.

Roland said the student may have had a pre-existing medical condition, adding that there were no immediate signs of alcohol or drugs contributing to the young woman’s death. Authorities are awaiting autopsy results for an official determination. The student’s name and hometown weren’t immediately released.

The school’s public safety department is investigating. Counselors are being made available for students at the school.

“We have a number of students and hall personnel who are dealing with this loss, clearly very upset by the situation, and we have counselors in the hall working with them now,” Roland said.

WMU has a campus population of about 25,000 students.

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