The University of Houston experienced an incredibly sad tragedy this week. Wednesday morning at the University of Houston- Main Campus, the body of an unidentified student was found in the school basement. According to the University's Police, the body was discovered around 8 am. 


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According to medical examiners at the scene, the body showed no signs of foul play. Campus police and other officials determined there was no danger to the public. However, because of the circumstances, classes were canceled.

The University of Houston released the following statement about the student’s death:

Our community is deeply saddened after a student passed away on campus today. The University of Houston Police Department is investigating and there is no indication of foul play. There is no ongoing threat to our community. We offer our sincerest condolences to the student’s family and friends and support to members of the campus community affected by this devastating loss.

The student’s identity has not been released.

The University of Houston campuses have a huge network of support for all their students. They have multiple resources to help many of the students who will be dealing with this tragedy and loss of life. 

The University of Houston expressed its sincere condolences:

Students are our number one priority, and we are heartbroken to lose a young person with so much potential and a valued member of the UH community. The Dean of Students will work with the student’s family and help them navigate this difficult time.

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