Officials await autopsy on body of USM student

Published 7:52 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Authorities were awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death for a student whose body was found this past weekend in a University of Southern Mississippi fraternity house.

Margie Jepson, a spokeswoman at the university, said there was no suspicion of foul play.

The body of the male student, whose name was not made public, was found Sunday afternoon at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house.

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The body was been sent to Jackson for the autopsy. Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said he expected to receive the results Tuesday.