Student found dead in KU dorm

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Post updated at 6:01 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27:

A University of Kansas student was found deceased in his dorm at Lewis Residence Hall Monday, according to the KU Public Safety Office.


Officers were dispatched to the residence hall, at 1530 Engel Road, Monday afternoon, according to a brief news release. A family member of the student had called to request a welfare check, Deputy Chief James Druen said via email.

The cause of death is under investigation, and no foul play is suspected, according to the release.

“Out of respect for the family, we will not be releasing the name of the student,” according to the release.

Students who are troubled by this event are encouraged to contact Counseling and Psychological Services, 785-864-2277, or use MySSP to call or chat with professional counselors 24/7, according to the release.

Get mental health help in Lawrence

These resources are available 24/7 if you or someone you know needs immediate mental health help:

• Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center: 785-843-9192
• Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ (formerly Headquarters): 785-841-2345
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988; veterans, press 1
• SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator and Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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