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Police identify FIU student found dead in his dorm room

Miami-Dade police are investigating the death of a student in a dorm room at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
Miami-Dade police are investigating the death of a student in a dorm room at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. hgabino@elnuevoherald.com

Miami-Dade police on Friday identified the Florida International University student who was found dead in his dorm room on Thursday at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in southwest Miami-Dade.

His name is Alexander H. Ghiz. He was 20 years old.

Police are investigating his death; no foul play is suspected, police said.

Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, officers from FIU’s police department and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found Ghiz inside his room. Fire Rescue pronounced him dead at the scene.

Larry Lunsford, FIU’s vice president of student affairs, said the school will provide counselors to students or anyone else needing assistance.

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