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Winona State student found dead

Published On: Feb 17 2013 02:48:27 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 18 2013 07:39:46 AM CST
WINONA, Wis. -

A freshman at Winona State University was found dead in his dorm room this weekend, according to a statement sent to students and staff on Sunday morning.

The student is identified as Mitchell Grierson, a freshman from Dassel, Minnesota.

"The cause of death has not been determined at this time, but there are no suspicious circumstances.  The situation does not present a safety concern for others on campus," wrote Connie Gores, WSU's vice president for student life and development.

Grierson, who was 19, was living in Morey Hall on campus.

"As we mourn the loss of this young man, I encourage everyone to reach out to those who may be suffering and come together to remember his life," said Gores.

Counseling and support services are available to all students and community members who may be affected by this loss. A counselor will be available in Morey Hall on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral arrangements for Grierson are pending. For updated information, call the Office of Student Life and Development at 507-457-5300.

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