The University of Central Florida Police Department released a statement on the death of 19-year-old Alyssa Michelle Lewis of Jacksonville, Florida, that took place at the Lake Claire Apartments.
The fourth-semester student was found dead in her room after family members, unable to reach Lewis, called 911 around 10:35 a.m. Tuesday morning at her on-campus apartment, police said.
“UCF Police are investigating with support from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Based on the initial review, they do not believe the death is suspicious and there is no threat to the campus community. A cause of death has not been determined,” authorities said.
“We offer our most sincere sympathies to Alyssa’s family and loved ones, and we will make all of our resources available to support them,” UCF’s Associate Vice President and Dean of Students Adrienne Frame said in response to the incident.
Classes concluded Saturday, December 9, for the Fall semester and residence halls closed for most students on Sunday, December 10. The deceased student’s roommates had already checked out by Sunday.
UCF Police had no update or connection on the reported abduction that took place near the Towers residence and CFE Arena during finals week.
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Counselors and victim advocates have been available at the scene for family members and other students. Counselors are available to talk with any students who need assistance. Counseling Services can be reached at 407-823-2811, and more information about those free services is available at http://caps.sdes.ucf.edu/