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Student found dead on KSU campus

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

Investigators discovered the body of 20-year-old Brittney Lewis last night inside a dorm at Kentucky State University.

Police are still calling this a death investigation while they wait on results from an autopsy.

Brittney Lewis, a freshman at Kentucky State University, lived in "The Halls" on campus, and Tuesday night, she was found dead inside a dorm room.

The freshman, from Detroit, Michigan, was discovered around 8:00 Tuesday night.

Police say a family member called the school, asking for someone to check on her, after they could not get in contact with her and became worried.

Police say Lewis did not appear to have visible injuries.

As the investigation continues, many fellow students are shocked by the news, but say it's really brought the campus together.

"I love this campus, the school, and everyone here; the professors and everything. So, it's a tragedy something like this would happen, and change everybody's feeling a little bit," says KSU Freshman Amanda Moss.

Fellow freshman Mylon Wright says, "People were coming together and letting each other know that they care for one another. Coming together is very important as a community."

Officials at the university say they are working with police and waiting for answers. Police it will take the autopsy results to lead them to answers surrounding the student's death.

Students we talked to say they held prayer services on campus last night in honor of Brittney Lewis. They say campus just feels a little quieter today.

The autopsy was scheduled for 9:00 Wednesday morning. The coroner says results could take several weeks, but investigators hope to have preliminary results sooner.

Kentucky State University issued a statement Wednesday afternoon, expressing condolences to Lewis' family.


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