Iowa State University police discovered the body of a female hanging in a campus apartment Monday afternoon.
The woman's identity and age are being withheld pending family notifications and while an autopsy examination is underway. What is known about the woman is that she was not a full-time ISU student but was visiting the school from South Korea as part of a short-term program.
According to a university release, ISU police received a request for a welfare check on the woman in a campus apartment at Frederiksen Court 31 where the woman's body was found. No one else was present in the apartment.
Annette Hacker, ISU's university relations program director, told The Huffington Post she could not yet identify which program the woman was participating in but knew it to be between three-to-four weeks in length. Other visiting Korean students are involved with the program, Hacker said.
ISU Police Captain Aaron DeLashmutt told the Iowa State Daily he could not comment on the case because the investigation into the circumstances of the woman's death is ongoing. The ISU police's investigation is being assisted by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the state crime laboratory, according to a university statement.
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