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Kinara Patel, Villanova University student, found dead in dorm room, report says

Kinara Patel
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(CBS) VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova University officials say a student has been found dead in a residence hall at the suburban Philadelphia University, reports CBS Philly.

School vice president for student life John Stack said in an email to faculty, staff and students that the body of sophomore Kinara Patel was found Thursday morning in her dorm room.

CBS Philly reports the 18-year-old business student died during the overnight hours.

Stack said there were "no obvious signs of foul play" but school officials are cooperating with local authorities as they investigate.

According to the station, the New Jersey native was out with friends the night before.

Police reportedly said an autopsy will be conducted Friday.

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