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28-year-old MSU student found dead, no foul play suspected

March 25, 2015

A 28-year-old MSU student was found dead Tuesday night, according to East Lansing police.

The individual was identified as Grand Rapids native Kelly Smith. The 28-year-old is listed in MSU's directory as a fourth-year veterinary medicine student. 

East Lansing Police Department Lt. Steve Gonzalez said Smith's body was found by family members who went to her apartment located in Arbor Glen apartment complex after not hearing from their loved one for a couple of days.  

In a statement, police said they believe Smith died of natural causes, but an autopsy has been scheduled. 

Gonzalez said based on the initial investigation there is nothing outstanding from her medical record that could have led to her death.

A family member who answered Smith's Grand Rapids home phone declined to comment. 

An employee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, who preferred not to be identified, said Smith worked for one semester in the Vetward Bound Program. 

Police are still investigating.

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