The University of Central Florida is mourning the loss of one of its students after she was found dead in her dorm on December 12.
A release from the university states that 19-year-old Alyssa Lewis, of Jacksonville, was found dead in her room in the Lake Claire apartments. Family members who had been unable to reach her called 911 around 10:05 a.m.
UCF police are investigating with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and after an initial review, the agencies do not believe her death is suspicious. A cause of death has not been determined but the agencies feel there is no threat to the campus.
“We offer our most sincere sympathies to Michelle’s family and loved ones, and we will make all of our resources available to support them,” said Adrienne Frame, UCF’s associate vice president and dean of students.
Classes for the fall semester concluded Saturday, Dec. 9, and the residence halls closed for most students on Sunday, Dec. 10. Lewis' roommates had already checked out by Sunday.