Police investigate death of BYUI student

BYU-Idaho student Christine Wright: Photo: Facebook

REXBURG, Idaho, March 16, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Brigham Young University-Idaho student who was found dead inside her Rexburg apartment earlier this week.

According to Rexburg Police Capt. Randy Lewis, the body of Christine Wright was discovered by a roommate at the Legacy Ridge Apartments on S. 2nd Street Tuesday night.

Lewis said the cause of death remains a mystery.

“She had no known medical issues,” Lewis told East Idaho News. “We don’t expect foul play and we don’t believe it was suicide, but we’re working to figure out what happened.”

Investigators say Wright’s roommate attempted CPR but was unable to revive her. She was taken to nearby Madison Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Wright was a resident of Woodinville, Washington and was studying epidemiology and public health.


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