(Editor's Note: Previously, we erroneously reported that the student was found dead on campus. This story has since been corrected to show that the student was having a medical emergency and was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.)
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas State Police are investigating a Henderson State University student's death.
ASP spokesperson Bill Sadler confirmed Thursday that the HSU Police Department initially responded to a medical emergency at a student housing facility on campus Tuesday evening. He said 22-year-old Trevon Delrio was found on the ground near a fence outside of a campus housing complex.
HSU Executive Director for the Office of Marketing and Communications Tonya Oaks Smith said the campus police responded to a request for welfare check around 9 p.m. A student was found in need of medical attention and was later pronounced dead at Baptist Hospital.
A cause of death has not been released.
Smith offered the following statement on behalf of the college:
“Our Reddie family is a close-knit one, and we were saddened to learn of our student’s passing. We have been in contact with family to offer our condolences and assistance, and we will continue to assist in the coming days. The Henderson State University Student Health and Counseling Center is available for members of the campus community who are in need of counseling or assistance.”
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