UAF police investigating student death; no foul play suspected
Submitted by Marmian Grimes
At 4:28 p.m. the University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department received a call from the father of a student requesting a welfare check on his daughter, Lauren Lecomte, 20, of Fairbanks. Officers responded to McIntosh Hall and entered a room on the third floor. Inside the room, they found a deceased female who was later identified as Lecomte.
Police say there is no obvious sign of foul play and a cause of death has not been determined. Lecomte's family has been notified.
Lecomte was a sophomore at UAF. Staff members with the UAF Office of Residence Life are planning to hold a meeting with McIntosh Hall residents this evening. Counselors from the UAF Center for Health and Counseling will be available for students who need to speak with someone.
CONTACT: UAF Police Chief Sean McGee at 907-474-6215 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902, 907-460-4750 or via e-mail at email@example.com.