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Update: More information released following death of WKU student


The Western Kentucky University Police Department has released more information about the death of a WKU student.

The body of John Patrick Howard was found Wednesday in the basement of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house on Chestnut Street.

The report from the campus police identified Howard as a member of the fraternity.

A handwritten note addressed to Howard’s family was found near the body.

The police report estimated Howard has been dead for approximately twelve hours before being discovered. An earlier statement from WKU said no foul play is suspected at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988.

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