An Augusta University student has been found dead at the University of Georgia, authorities said. Police suspect foul play

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Police responded to the scene at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on Thursday.



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School and state officials suspect foul play after a woman's body was found Thursday with “visible injuries” on the University of Georgia campus, university officials said.

The woman was a student at the Augusta University College of Nursing at the University of Georgia's home campus in Athens, Augusta University officials said.

University of Georgia Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark said at an evening press conference.

Officers found a body in an area behind a nearby lake at 12:38 p.m., Clark said.

“The individual was unconscious and not breathing and had visible injuries,” the chief said. EMS responders pronounced the man dead, he said.

University of Georgia Identified The victim was female, but did not share additional details.

Augusta University identified the woman as one of its nursing college students.

“It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news that one of our students has passed away on our College of Nursing campus in Athens,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Hinge He said in a letter to his school community.

“The police have said that they suspect foul play. The news this afternoon came as a shock to all of us. Kiel said.

The Augusta University College of Nursing campus in Athens is approximately 2.5 miles from the intramural departments of the University of Georgia. Athens is about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta.

University of Georgia police are investigating along with local police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Clark added.

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In A statement, the university said foul play is suspected. School students, faculty, and staff should travel around campus in groups and be aware of their surroundings.

Police have no suspects in the case, Clark said. Asked if there was a danger to the public, the chief said: “When you have a suspect, it's always a danger. But there is no immediate danger at this time.

“We are going to leave no stone unturned in this investigation,” the chief said. “We will pursue all avenues.”

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An aerial view of the scene where a woman was found dead in Athens, Georgia on Thursday.

The school said university officials had been briefed on the “horrific situation” that came hours after the “sudden death” of a University of Georgia student the night before. liberation.

“The last 24 hours have been a traumatic time for our university,” the school said. “While we continue to mourn that tragic loss, today's devastating news will uniquely test the resolve of our campus community, especially our students.”

The university police chief said Thursday that there is no connection between the two deaths.

All classes at the University of Georgia's Athens campus were canceled Thursday evening and Friday, the school said. Classes will resume on Monday, it said.

Augusta University was also canceled Friday classes on the College of Nursing campus in Athens.

CNN has reached out to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Athens-Clarke County police for comment.

Correction: A previous headline misrepresented the victim's school affiliation.

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