Breaking News Bar
updated: 1/23/2013 7:48 AM

Authorities probe dorm death of college student

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

CARLINVILLE -- Authorities hope toxicology tests determine why a student at a college in south-central Illinois died in his dormitory room.

Twenty-four-year-old Josh Ramza of Romeoville was a senior at Blackburn College in Carlinville when he was found dead Saturday in the Butler Hill dorm.

Blackburn College spokesman Peter Oswald says police have found no signs of foul play or "any obvious cause of death."

The Macoupin County coroner's office says an autopsy was performed Monday, and police are awaiting results of lab tests on Ramza's blood.

The college says they would have counselors available for any of the roughly 550 students enrolled there.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.