Alabama A&M: Grad student found dead in student housing; murder not suspected

Alabama A&M Student found dead in residence hall. Huntsville Police are helping with the investigation.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 7:08 AM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 12:17 PM


In a post on its Facebook page, the university identified the student as Deloi Cook of Talladega. She was working on her master's degree as a communications specialist.


WAAY 31 talked to a student who told us she was shocked when she learned about the death of her fellow student. She told us she knows the campus will come together to support one another.

"I know for a fact that we're all praying together and that we'll do anything possible to assist the family in the death and that we're always here to support," said Kennedy Carter a junior at Alabama A&M.

Carlisle said the family has been notified.

Counselors are available for students.


Alabama A&M Police Chief Nadis Carlisle says the person found dead late Monday is a 32-year-old female graduate student.

Carlisle said the Huntsville Police Department was called in to ensure the death was not a homicide, and they believe it was not.

The name of the student has not been released.

Carlisle said there were no signs of forced entry at the apartment in Normal Hills Student Apartments, 115 Chase Road. He also said there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body, and the apartment was not in disarray.

An autopsy was not ordered, but blood was pulled to do a toxicology screening, he said.

From earlier:

Huntsville Police and the Alabama A&M University Police Department are investigating the death of a student.

According to police, a student was found dead in a residence hall on Monday evening.

Law enforcement officials do not suspect foul play. The joint investigation is ongoing.

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