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Two students have been found dead in two campus dormitories at Illinois State University, but school officials say no foul play or criminal activity is suspected in either case.
The first death was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday inside Manchester Hall, and the second was reported after midnight at Hewitt Hall, according to ISU spokesman Jay Groves, who said the cases are considered unrelated.
Illinois State campus police and the McLean County coroner’s office were investigating. The coroner's office was not releasing the students' identities.
The deaths were disclosed in a letter by university president Al Bowman on the school's website.
"It is with deep sadness that I must alert you to two tragic incidents that occurred on Illinois State’s campus during the evening and overnight hours," he wrote. "Two students were found deceased in their residence hall rooms.
"I want to assure you that the incidents are unrelated, and that there is no foul play or criminal activity of any kind involved in either incident," he said.