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On May 30, at approximately 9:20 a.m., Northwestern University Evanston campus library staff discovered an unresponsive male in a men’s bathroom within the library, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department. Evanston Fire Paramedics responded and determined that the subject was deceased, said the Commander. A joint investigation was then initiated by Evanston police and Northwestern University police.
Subsequent investigation determined that the deceased was a 25 year-old Northwestern student. Preliminary investigation indicates there were no signs of foul play or physical evidence indicating cause or manner of death, said the Commander.
Furthering this investigation, a postmortem examination was conducted by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the cause and manner of death still remain undetermined. This case is now pending a Cook County Medical Examiners toxicology examination. Results are expected in several weeks, said the Commander.