UNCW student found dead identified

Published: Jan. 27, 2015 at 6:33 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2015 at 6:33 PM EST
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officials with the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced that a student from Waxhaw, NC was found dead in their on-campus apartment Tuesday morning.

According to officials, 21-year-old Douglas Alberto Perez, a senior majoring in Biology, was discovered in his Seahawk Landing apartment. The cause of Perez's death has not be determined yet, but foul play is not suspected.

Support is available for students and employees via UNCW's Counseling Center (phone: 910.962.3746). University officials say they've been in touch with Perez's family to offer support and express condolences on behalf of the faculty, staff and students and the Seahawk community at large.

UNCW police are still investigating.

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