Freshman Identified As K-State Student Found Dead On Campus

The Kansas State University Police Department announced early Thursday that it is investigating the death of a student found on campus.

(Courtesy: KMAN)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas State University Police Department announced early Thursday that it is investigating the death of a student found on campus.

In a press release, the university said Jordan Blayne Forbit, 18, of Elkhart, was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of a residence hall. Police didn't specify which hall, but said they were responding to a "medical emergency" at about 10:35 p.m. Forbit died before police arrived.

K-State police are investigating the cause of death, but say foul play is not suspected.

Forbit was a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences, according to the university. He was a resident of Haymaker Hall, although it's not clear if that's where he was found. He graduated from Elkhart High School in May.

Housing and dining staff members are working with counseling services to help students and staff affected by Forbit's death.

Individuals with information about the investigation are encouraged to contact the K-State Police Department at (785) 532-6412. Anonymous tips can be left a the department's silent witness website.


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