Durham County

NC Central student found dead in residence hall

An N.C. Central University student was found dead Tuesday morning in a residence hall on campus, school officials said.

Kewanne Malik Lee, 22, a Durham native, was a junior health education major at the school. It’s not clear how he died.

“A death investigation is currently underway regarding Mr. Lee’s untimely passing,” the university said in a news release. “As is university protocol, Durham Police Department is the lead agency with support being provided by the NCCU Police Department.”

Lee was an active student on campus, university officials said in the release. He served as Mr. ASFABA 2015-2016 (Association of Students for A Better Africa) and was a member of the Hope Mime Ministry.

Counselors from Student Health and Counseling Services were onsite at Ben Ruffin Residence Hall and will continue to be available in the Student Health Building. Leaders from the Office of Spiritual Development and Dialogue are also there to assist with grief counseling.

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