Update (January 13, 2017) -- The student has been identified as Eric Meyer, 21, of Carmel. His cause and manner of death are pending, awaiting the results of the final autopsy and toxicology reports.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – No foul play is suspected in the death of Purdue University student Eric Meyer, 21, of Carmel, the Tippecanoe County coroner says.
The death investigation began around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Purdue University Fire Department was conducting a fire drill at Hillenbrand Hall, and resident assistants were walking through the area to ensure everyone left the building as part of the drill.
A resident assistant discovered a locked room on the first floor and gained entrance to check for occupants.
Upon entering, Meyer was found believed to be "passed out," and the resident assistant called police. When first responders arrived, Meyer was pronounced dead.
The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s office says there is no foul play suspected.