Body found at college


Staff Report



DOBSON — A person found unresponsive on the campus of Surry Community College is dead.

According to an email sent to college staff, the college’s campus police chief found the person inside a vehicle in the college’s parking lot Thursday morning.

“At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, the Surry Community College police chief spotted an isolated vehicle at the edge of the campus parking area. Upon investigating he found an unresponsive individual,” reads a statement sent to all college staff members.

The chief notified additional authorities upon his discovery of the male, according to the statement.

Dr. David Shockley, college president, said he was also summoned to the scene, which was near the entrance to the baseball field. He confirmed that the male occupant was deceased.

Shockley said he did not know the identity of the individual or whether the individual’s family had been notified. Thus, he did not know whether the person was a college student or had other ties to the school.

He added no foul play was suspected in the death.

Surry County EMS Director John Shelton said the body had been sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem for an autopsy.

Staff Report

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