Freshman Auburn student found dead in dorm

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AUBURN, Ala. (WIAT) — An Auburn University freshman was found deceased in his dorm room Sunday afternoon, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.

Around 3:13 p.m., officials received a 911 call to do a welfare check on the 18-year-old after the student’s parents could not get in touch with him.

Auburn Police and EMS found the male deceased in his room and was pronounced at 3:26 p.m. The student was not from the area.

No foul play is suspected, and the body was sent to Montgomery to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to determine a cause of death.

The name of the victim has yet to be released pending notification of the next of kin.

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