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GSU student from Forsyth found dead
Brooke Edwards

STATESBORO — An 18-year-old Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County was found unresponsive Friday at her off-campus apartment and was later pronounced dead, the university announced Monday morning.

Brooke Edwards, 18, was a sophomore biology major from Cumming.

"The Georgia Southern 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 university said in a statement. "Counseling services are available for Georgia Southern students."

The Statesboro Police Department is handling the investigation, according to the university, but no further details were immediately available.

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.

A check of Forsyth County News records shows Edwards graduated from North Forsyth High in 2013.