UPDATE: 5 p.m.
Emily Vincent, director of University Media Relations, said the Portage County Coroner’s office ruled the death of a 19-year-old female student as a suicide. The pre-fashion design and merchandising major was from Cambridge, Ohio.
KentWired.com is withholding her name pending more information.
“At 11:42 a.m., a call was received by Kent State Police by residence hall staff who discovered her in her room after a wellness check,” Vincent said.
A wellness check is done after a family member informs the university they haven’t recently heard from the student.
UPDATE 3:40 p.m.
Emily Vincent, director of University Media Relations, said the university is investigating a student death.
She said foul play is not suspected.
UPDATE 2:50 p.m.
An official from the Portage County Coroner’s office said the body that was found in Centennial Court C Friday afternoon was taken to the morgue at Robinson Memorial Hospital.
Residents said it was a female on the first floor, but they did not know if it was a student.
Centennial Court C is a co-ed residence hall made up of single rooms “that share a bathroom with another single,” according to the university’s website.
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