1/11/2021 UPDATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Preliminary investigation of the death of the 20-year-old Auburn student on January 9th indicates that he died from multiple blunt force internal injuries from an intentional act and has been ruled a suicide. The investigation is still ongoing. His name and where he was from will not be released by this office.
1/9/2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Auburn Death Investigation The Auburn Police received a 911 call about 3:55 PM Saturday afternoon for a medical call in the 200 block of North Gay Street at the Standard apartment complex. Upon arrival by police, Auburn Fire and EAMC EMS, they located a male subject on the sidewalk that had apparently fallen from a 6th floor balcony of the complex. The 20-year-old Auburn student was rushed by ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center emergency room with critical injuries. Aggressive measures to save him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 4:46 PM. The preliminary investigation does not indicate any foul play however a full investigation is underway by the Auburn Police and Lee County Coroner’s Office. The student’s body is being taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a postmortem examination. The incident remains under investigation by the Auburn Police and the Lee County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Auburn Police Detective Division at (334) 501-3140 or anonymously using the Auburn Tip Line at (334) 246-1391, or the Lee County Coroner Secret Witness line at 334-742-4339. You may remain anonymous.