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College Student from McLean Found Dead in Syracuse U. Dormitory

Courtenay Nash was an economics major

A college student from McLean was found dead today in a Syracuse University dormitory room, according to several news reports.

Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor has identified the student who was found dead at DellPlain Hall on Friday afternoon as Courtenay Nash, of McLean, Virginia. Nash was a first year student in the College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in economics, according to WSYR-TV.

Syracuse Police Sgt. Tom Connellan said they do not believe the incident is criminal in nature,  WSYR-TV reported.

Syracuse Police said in an afternoon press conference that Nash, a first-year student was found dead in her dorm room in Dellplain Hall around 4:30 Friday. They also said they did not have a cause of death.

Chancellor Nancy Cantor sent the following e-mail to Syracuse University students, faculty and staff Friday evening:

"I am profoundly saddened to inform you of the loss of Syracuse University student Courtenay Nash, who passed away unexpectedly earlier today. Coming to SU from McLean, Virginia, Courtenay was a resident of Dellplain Hall and first-year student in The College of Arts & Sciences, majoring in economics.

"Our hearts are with Courtenay’s family, friends near and far, and all members of the SU community whose lives she touched.

"Losing a member of our campus family is so painful. As surely as it affects us all, it can affect each of us differently.

"Our thoughts are with Courtenay’s loved ones and all of those connected to her at this very difficult time."

Here is a link to the police conference.

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