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Autopsy to Decide Cause of Death for Person Found Dead in NJIT Dorm

By rlsmetro on
Newark

The State Regional Medical Examiner's Office will decide the official cause of death for a person found dead in a dorm room on the campus of NJIT this evening.

According to a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, sometime before 4:00 p.m., a call for an unconscious an unresponsive person brought police to the Laurel Residence Hall where arriving officers found the male student.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene authorities said.

Officials do not suspect foul play and the death is the possible result of an overdose.

The identity of the victim has not been released until notification has been made to his next of kin authorities said.

The investigation is active and ongoing.