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Coroner: Millikin student's death 'undetermined'

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 7:41 a.m. CDT

DECATUR — The Macon County coroner's office says the preliminary cause of death for a 19-year-old Millikin University student is "undetermined."

Amanda Puckett was found unresponsive in her dorm room on Sunday morning. The sophomore from Orland Hills was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital in Decatur.

Coroner Michael Day says there's no reason to believe there was any "criminal activity" involved in Puckett's death. But he's waiting for test results before issuing a final cause of death. Those could take several weeks to be returned.

Puckett was a music performance major.

In a statement, university administrators said counselors are available for students, faculty and staff.

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