The Nursing Student Found Deceased at the University of Georgia Has Been Identified as Laken Riley

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The tragic death of 22-year-old Laken Riley, a junior studying nursing at Augusta University’s Athens campus, has sent shockwaves through the University of Georgia community and beyond.

Riley, who had previously attended UGA before transferring to Augusta University, was found slain in a wooded area on UGA’s main campus in Athens.

According to reports, the search for Riley commenced after a friend called UGA police to report that Riley, who had gone to the intramural fields for a run, had not returned.

Officers discovered Riley unconscious with visible injuries in a wooded area near Lake Herrick. Despite the efforts of paramedics, Riley was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nursing Student (Credits: New York Post)

UGA Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark stated that no suspect had been identified in connection with Riley’s death as of late Thursday night. The Athens-Clarke County Corner, Sonny Wilson, confirmed that an autopsy is being conducted at the state crime lab to determine the cause of Riley’s death.

Augusta University expressed its deepest sympathies to Riley’s family, acknowledging the profound loss of one of its students. The sudden and tragic nature of Riley’s passing has left both the UGA and Augusta University communities reeling, as they grapple with the shock and sadness of losing a bright and promising young individual.

As the investigation into Riley’s death continues, authorities are urging anyone with information related to the case to come forward.

The untimely loss of Laken Riley serves as a stark reminder of the importance of safety and vigilance in our communities, and underscores the need for swift and thorough investigations to ensure justice for the victims and their loved ones.

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