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A Central Washington University freshman, Madison Murphy, 19, was pronounced dead at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the university.

In an email to students, Assistant Dean of Student Success Jack Baker said Murphy was found unconscious Thursday night in Barto Hall and later pronounced dead at KVH Hospital.

Baker said in the email police are still investigating, but initial, unconfirmed impressions from housing staff indicate Murphy died of natural causes.

Central is making grief counselors available to students through its residential life program.

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