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MSU senior passes away Thursday evening

January 30, 2015

21-year-old MSU student Anthony Hawley has died, East Laning police have reported.

Hawley, an applied engineering sciences senior, was found unresponsive by his roommate at about 10 p.m. Thursday night, East Lansing police Lt. Steve Gonzalez said. After police and paramedics arrived, Hawley was given CPR and transferred to Sparrow Hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Gonzalez said police do not suspect foul play, but an autopsy scheduled for today along with toxicology reports will be used to determine the cause of death. 

"Our detective bureau spoke with the roommate and we'll be following up on ... basically trying to recreate the last 24 hours of his life in order to determine that cause of death, but we don't suspect it was criminal in nature," Gonzalez said.

In a release, East Lansing police said "drugs may have been a contributing factor."

Hawley was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, and on twitter was eulogized by his brothers in the organization.

Hawley attended Brother Rice High School and was from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

The senior's death marked the sixth MSU student to pass away during this academic year.

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