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Mizzou student from Bethalto found dead on campus

A Bethalto man was found dead in his dorm room on the University of Missouri’s campus on Tuesday afternoon.

Boston Perry, 19, was a junior at the college, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He was found unresponsive in his room at the Mark Twain residence hall and pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a KMOV report, the student’s cause of death has not yet been determined.

Counselors have been provided to students, faculty and staff who knew Perry, FOX 2 said. Perry was an information technologies major in the College of Engineering.

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Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.