BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - Monroe County Coroner says no foul play is suggested in the death of an Indiana University student.
Abigail Bott was found dead in her dorm room at McNutt Quad around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. An autopsy was performed Monday morning. The preliminary cause of death was undetermined Monday pending a toxicology results. The coroner's office says it will take four to six weeks until those results were known.
The coroner's office says there was no evidence of trauma and because of that, they don't believe foul play played a factor in her death.
News of the teens death raced across campus.
"Word travels pretty quickly. It is really such a tragedy. I believe this is the second member of the IU community in the first semester" said IU Freshman Paul Phipps.
"I saw a Facebook post it said "Rest In Peace Abbey" and "Prayers Out to Friends and Family" said IU Freshman Josie Francis.
Our campus community is deeply saddened by the loss of a student, Abigail Bott. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends.— Indiana University (@IUBloomington) October 7, 2013
Indiana University officials say any student affected by the loss is encouraged to call contact Counseling & Psychological Services for help and support at 812-855-5711.
"For a lot of young people it is the first time they have faced the death of a peer, the death of someone their age. I think we recognize with them it can be very shocking and very upsetting to them" said Nancy Stockton, IU Director of Counseling and Psychological Services.
Bott was from Clarendon Hills Illinois - near Chicago.
She was studying to be a health fitness specialist.
Her death comes just six weeks after IU Freshman Rachael Fiege died. Fiege had fallen down a set of stairs at a party.
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