Purdue Student Found Dead During Fire Drill

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A student at Purdue University was found dead in a residence hall on Tuesday night and campus police are investigating for answers in the student’s death.

The Purdue University Fire Department says they were conducting a fire drill at Hillenbrand Hall around 10:18 p.m. when a resident assistant discovered a locked room while conducting a walkthrough to ensure everyone had left.

Once inside, a male student believed to be passed out was found and campus police were called.

When first responders arrived, the student was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office says the student has been identified but his name is not being released at this time.

The office says the investigation into the cause of the student’s death is ongoing.

An autopsy has been completed and foul play is not suspect, the coroner’s office says.

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