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CWU student dies; appears to be by natural causes

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) — Central Washington University says the death of a student in a residence hall appears to be by natural causes.

A university official, Jack A. Baker, sent students an email saying Madison Murphy was found unconscious Thursday night in Barto Hall and was later pronounced dead at an Ellensburg hospital.

Baker said police are investigating but housing staff though she died of natural causes.

The 19-year-old from Bonney Lake was a freshman.
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