Edison State College death investigation

Colleen Hogan

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Edison State College death investigation

CREATED May. 24, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Investigators from the Lee County Sheriff's Office are looking into the death of a Cape Coral woman on the main campus of Edison State College in Fort Myers.

38-year-old Trisha Lynn Williams was found dead at the campus last night.  A spokesman for LCSO says the death appears to be natural.

An email went out Friday morning to students, letting them know a student had died on campus. 

"I received an email this morning from the dean and that he had to regretfully tell us someone passed away last night on campus," Edison student Mark Oefiner said.
 
Oefiner says he and others were left wondering what happened, since the email didn't provide many details.
 
"There were no details on it. No name of student, what happened, anything," he said. "I was surprised. I didn't know what it was or if somebody just had a medical problem in class."
 
An Edison rep says there was nothing suspicious about the death of the student - who died at the main Lee County campus as a result of a medical condition.
 
Edison State College statement:
 
"It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our students, a member of the Edison State family, as the result of a medical condition last night on the Lee campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time."
 
The Lee County Sheriff's Office was called to investigate the death. The organization is releasing few details,  including what the medical condition was.
 
We reached out to the family this afternoon. They didn't want to give any public comments on the death at this time. 
 
Edison State College had grief counselors available on the Lee campus Friday. They will also have them there again Tuesday - from 9:00 a.m. 'til 6:00 p.m.
 
Colleen Hogan, reporter
chogan@jrn.com 
 
 
 
 

 

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