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UAF police investigating student death; no foul play suspected

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

02/03/09

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 fnsem3@uaf.edu. Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902, 907-460-4750 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.

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