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USC Graduate Student's Body Found In Apartment Close To Campus

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A 24-year-old USC engineering graduate student was found dead today in his apartment near the school campus.

Police were notified around 7 a.m. about the body found on the fourth floor of the City Park Apartments in the 1200 block of W. 30 Street, according to CBS Los Angeles.

There are some different reports of what caused the student, who remains unidentified until his family is notified, to die. USC's Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Elizabeth Garrett, posted a letter to the students on the school's website today saying he suffered from a "head injury." The USC Daily Trojan (via City News Service) reported that he was found fatally stabbed. LAPD spokesperson Bruce Borihanh could not confirm these details to LAist at this time, saying that the LAPD is still investigating the cause of death.

Garrett wrote:

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Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the student’s death, which appears to have occurred sometime this morning from a head injury, the cause of which has not been determined. We will wait for more information from LAPD before drawing any conclusions. From all early indications, this was an isolated incident and there was and is no apparent threat to the campus community.