CCU investigating student death at campus housing

CCU investigating student death at campus housing (Image 1)

Coastal Carolina University Police are investigating the death of a student in campus housing, officials said on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials said in a 1:38 pm text to students that there is no danger to people on the campus.

The death happened at University Place, which is located a half-mile from the main campus and houses nearly 2,000 students in apartment-style buildings, according to officials.

CCU Director of News and Public Affairs, Martha Hunn, released the name of the student as Michael James Rath of Rye, New York.

Robert Edge, Horry County Coroner said Rath was discovered by friends. Edge says, according to the autopsy result, no one caused any harm to the student.

Further testing has to be done before the exact caused is determined. The testing will be conducted in Pennsylvania and could take 4-6 weeks for results.

The State Law Enforcement Division, SLED, is also investigating the death, which is standard procedure since it's a state university.

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