UPDATED: ASU police respond to a death at Lovill residence hall


The Appalachian

UPDATE (11:04 a.m., Nov. 14): According to a record released by Boone police, Sprinkle’s body was found in the handicapped restroom on the fourth floor of Lovill residence hall Thursday morning. No cause of death has been confirmed at this time.

UPDATE (5:30 p.m., Nov. 13): Boone police were on the scene in Lovill  residence hall at 8:53 a.m. Thursday, according to records released by Boone police.

Sprinkle was dead on the scene at the time of arrival, according to the record.

UPDATE (4:15 p.m., Nov. 13): The deceased student has been identified as Jeremy Sprinkle, 18, from Kernersville, according to an email from ASU police.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed but foul play is not suspected, according to the email.

Appalachian State University police responded to a call regarding an unattended death on campus at approximately 8:45 a.m. Thursday, according to an email.

Boone police records supervisor Wanda Smith said an ambulance was dispatched to Lovill Residence Hall at 8:47 a.m. Thursday in response to a call from ASU police.

The incident does not appear to be suspicious and no foul play is suspected, posing no threat the university community, ASU police said in an email.

The incident is currently under investigation. The Appalachian will release updates throughout the day as soon as more details are made available.

Story: Staff reports

Photo: Malik Rahili, Visual Managing Editor