Body Found in SMU Barr Pool

Update: According to a statement from SMU, the body was identified as an SMU student.

Foul play is not suspected, but SMU Police, with the Dallas County Medical Examiner, will conduct an investigation.

At 12:30 p.m., SMU released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened to report the death of an SMU student, who was found deceased in Barr Pool about 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

Preliminary indications are that no foul play was involved, but an investigation is being conducted by SMU Police with assistance from the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Counseling is being provided to students and will continue to be available through SMU Counseling Services and the Office of the Chaplain.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and other loved ones at this time.”

Reports from the SMU Daily Campus state a body was found in the SMU Barr swimming and diving pool earlier this morning. SMU Police and Southwestern Medical Center were seen at the site.

SMU has been responding to several tweets about the incident with the following response:

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