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Police: Foul play not suspected in death of GSU student from Forsyth
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Brooke Edwards

STATESBORO — Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 19-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

Cpl. Justin Samples, the police department’s public information officer, said no further details would be released in the death of Brooke Edwards.

Edwards, a sophomore biology major, graduated from North Forsyth High School in 2013.

Georgia Southern issued a statement Monday saying the university “family is deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends during this difficult time.”

The Bulloch County Coroner’s Office indicated that the results of toxicology and other tests won’t be available for several weeks.

According to her obituary, Edwards was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Georgia Southern. She was working at the Otter Conservancy in Statesboro and volunteered at horse rescues and animal shelters.

Edwards is the second Georgia Southern student from Forsyth to die in the past several weeks.

On Aug. 28, 18-year-old Michael Gatto died of injuries sustained in a beating early that morning at a Statesboro nightclub.

Gatto was a 2014 South Forsyth High graduate who had been at the college 10 days.