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Posted on: November 20, 2021

ELPD Investigating MSU Student Death

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 2 a.m. today, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to the 400 block of Stoddard Avenue on a medical assist call where four individuals had been found passed out, one of which was unresponsive and not breathing.

Upon arrival, responding officers and East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) medical personnel took over CPR and provided medical treatment; however, the individual could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ingham County Medical Examiner. Next of kin have been notified and ELPD and ELFD’s thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time.

ELPD has begun its investigation and an autopsy was ordered by the Ingham County Medical Examiner. The preliminary investigation indicates that the deceased is an MSU student, and that alcohol consumption could play a factor in this case.

The other three individuals were transported to Sparrow Hospital for further medical attention.

The final autopsy report, which will contain the toxicology results, is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete. Further media updates will be provided next week.

MSU students in need of crisis counseling are advised that MSU Crisis & Psychiatric Services (CAPS) are available to them 24/7/365. Students can learn more at

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