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UK student found dead; no foul play suspected

Posted at 6:07 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 06:07:54-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities were investigating after a University of Kentucky student was found dead Tuesday on the university campus.

UK spokesman Jay Blanton confirmed the death that was reported at a residence hall.

"UK Police tonight responded to a report regarding an unresponsive student in a residence hall," Blanton said in a statement. "We are investigating at this time. There is no evidence at this time of any foul play. As we have more information, we will follow up."

The Kentucky Kernel, UK's student news paper, first reported the student was found dead on north side of campus.

Authorities have not released a cause of death or the student's identity.