Coroner: FVSU student found dead in dorm room

The student was found dead in his dorm room Tuesday night.

FORT VALLEY (41NBC/WMGT) – Fort Valley State University Campus Police is handling an on-campus death investigation.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks says a student was found dead in his dorm room Tuesday night.

Coroner Rooks says 21-year-old Maleek Carter, of Valdosta, was declared dead at 8:10 Tuesday night. Rooks says the cause and manner of death have not been determined, but foul play is not suspected.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the autopsy to determine cause of death.

In a post on social media, the school stated: “FVSU is deeply saddened to learn about a male sophomore student that passed away this evening. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and others who knew and loved him. We know many of you are grieving, and we share in that loss.”

FVSU went on to say morning classes were suspended on March 22nd, to allow students and the campus community to seek counseling.

Any students in need of additional support or counseling are encouraged to contact Outreach Services by calling the 24/7 support line at 833-855-0085.


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