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Authorities: OU Student Found Dead On Campus

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Authorities say a University of Oklahoma student was found dead on the campus early Sunday morning.

The female student, later identified as Casey Cooke of Edmond, was found unresponsive on the east side of Evans Hall just before 3 a.m. Sunday.

Emergency crews responded and performed CPR on Cooke. However, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cooke had been enrolled at OU in the spring and was enrolled for fall 2012, but was not enrolled in summer school, according to school officials.

Cooke's body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office. The case is still under investigation.

OU officials say at this time, they do not believe this was a suicide.

Catherine Bishop, Vice President of Public Affairs at OU, sent News 9 the following statement Monday morning:

"It is with great sadness that I tell you that an unresponsive female was found lying east of Evans Hall shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday morning by OU staff who patrol the area. EMS was called, and CPR was administered, but she had already expired.

As is standard in an unattended death, the body was transported to the ME's office, and the investigation is ongoing.

The female, Casey Cooke of Edmond, had been enrolled at OU in the spring and was enrolled for fall 2012 but was not enrolled in summer school.

The OU family is deeply saddened by this loss, and our heartfelt thoughts go to her family and friends.

(At this time, we have no reason to believe this was a suicide.)"

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for the latest updates in this case.

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