Authorities: Dead body found on University of Arizona campus

Authorities: Dead body found on University of Arizona campus

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – University of Arizona police say a dead body found on campus is that of a male student and the death is being investigated as a suicide.

They didn’t immediately release the student’s name or the manner of death.

Police say they received calls about 7 a.m. Tuesday about a body at the bottom of a stairwell outside the Koffler Building.

The structure near Fourth Street and Highland Avenue is a classroom facility.

A lab manager at the Koffler building says she saw the body on the ground not moving and with blood around it.

She says she began to dial 911 when the first emergency crews arrived on the scene.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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