Student found dead in KSU residence hall

By Katherine Wartell

A Kansas State University student from Overland Park was found dead in his dorm room Sunday afternoon. Though details are scarce, K-State police say the case is not criminal.

The body of Thomas McCord, who was a sophomore in English, was found in his room in Marlatt Hall at approximately 2:15 p.m.

According to a statement released by the K-State Communications and Marketing department, residence hall authorities notified campus police of the death, which they said was unattended.

In addition to not being criminal, K-State officials said the death also does not appear to be the result of self-harm.

K-State Police Capt. Don Stubbings said that since the death is not viewed as criminal, all communication regarding it is being handled through the communications and marketing department.

“Our thoughts are with Thomas’ family and friends right now,” Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students, said Sunday.

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