“There's nothing preliminary for us to think there is any foul play involved, but right now it's too early for us to talk about any type of cause of death,” UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said late Tuesday.
Police were notified Tuesday evening after the student's suite mates had some concerns about his welfare, Williamson said. His suite mates contacted UGA housing officials, who called the police to come out and investigate at the East Campus Village dorm.
“They didn't know he was deceased until we told them,” Williamson said.
The family of the student was notified late Tuesday, and Williamson said the student's identification would probably be released sometime Wednesday. The student's body was to be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner's office for an autopsy, Williamson said.
The student's suite mates were taken to other locations to spend the night “because we're going to be in there a good bit,” said Williamson. He said they wouldn't be affected in any other way, but would be offered other permanent housing if they wished.