A Holland senior was found dead in her West Campus Village apartment Tuesday morning.
The cause of death is unknown, but no foul play is suspected, according to a news release issued by Central Michigan University Communications. The woman was found by her roommates, who called emergency services.
Fire and police officials received the call at 9:17 a.m., Sgt. Michael Dunham of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department said. Fire officials arrived at the apartments, located at 1116 W. Campus Dr., at 9:21 a.m., with emergency technicians and CMU Police arriving shortly after.
Upon arrival, emergency technicians found the student unresponsive.
“We did everything in our power and within county guidelines to resuscitate (her),” Dunham said.
Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department released a statement about the discovery of the student.
“Responding emergency personnel found the 22-year-old female unresponsive in her bedroom,” the release stated. “Attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. At this point in the investigation, her cause of death does not appear criminal in nature. We will be awaiting the findings of the Medical Examiner’s Office in the determination into the cause of her death.”
Police investigators remained in the apartment for an hour. The scene was cleared at 10:21 a.m.
Brittney Ploucha, a Flushing sophomore and a resident of the apartment complex, said 10 of the student’s friends and roommates were at the scene crying when emergency and fire officials first arrived.
CMU officials offered their condolences in the release and said they were saddened by the incident. Melissa Hutchinson of the CMU Counseling Center confirmed the university sent a grief counselor to the scene.
Grief counseling is available at the Counseling Center for friends and family of the deceased.
Metro Editor Tony Wittkowski contributed to this report.
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