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Release: Nov. 18, 2002

County medical examiner investigating death of UI student

On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:27 p.m., the University of Iowa department of public safety responded to a call from Hillcrest Residence Hall, where they found Karen Louise Brock in her top bunk and unresponsive. Johnson County Ambulance personnel, who had also been summoned to the scene, arrived and determined that Brock was deceased.

The Johnson County medical examiner was notified and responded to the scene. Foul play is not suspected; however, the exact cause of death is unknown and will be determined later by the medical examiner.

Brock, 19, was a sophomore from Lake Bluff, Ill.