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Student death being investigated in Bartholomew County

Bartholomew County officials are investigating the death of a student.


Just before 5:30 am Monday, deputies from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the 2100 block of Tyler Drive in regards to an unresponsive 15 year old female.  Deputies arrived on scene along with personnel from German Township Fire Department  and found the Columbus North High School student deceased inside the residence. 


Deputies immediately requested detectives from the sheriff’s office who arrived on scene shortly after to begin a death investigation.  The Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office also responded to the residence and is assisting in the investigation. 


Sheriff Matthew A. Myers said, “At this time the investigation is ongoing and there are no further details to be released pending results from the coroner’s office as well as our investigation.” 


Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Det. Dane Duke said, “At this time all involved parties are cooperating with the investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to express our condolences to the family, they are in our thoughts and prayers.” 


Other agencies that assisted at the scene: German Township Fire Dept and Columbus Regional Hospital EMS.