UPDATE: March 23, 4:55 p.m.

Director of Public Relations John Bland released a statement regarding the investigation. It appears as though no foul play was involved in the accident, as a male UNC Charlotte student fell from the seventh floor of Moore Hall.

The student has been identified, and his name will not be released until family has been notified.

UPDATE: March 23, 2:47 p.m.

Jacklyn Simpson, associate vice chancellor and director for UNC Charlotte’s Housing and Residence Life, sent an email to UNC Charlotte students confirming the individual was a Moore Hall resident.

“At this time the incident is under investigation by UNC Charlotte Police and our information is limited. We ask that you join us in keeping this student’s family in your prayers,” said Simpson in the email. “It is important that we not speculate during this time of questioning and confusion. Your patience and assistance in this regard is appreciated.”

UPDATE: March 23, 2:07 p.m.

The Charlotte Observer reports that Buffie Stephens, media relations manager for UNC Charlotte, confirmed a male student fell from Moore Hall last night, resulting in his death.

University public relations has not responded to the Niner Times.

ORIGINAL STORY: March 23, 1:23 p.m.

A body was found late morning on Sunday, March 23, near Moore Hall. UNC Charlotte campus police and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) both responded to the scene, and were there into the afternoon.

Campus police and CMPD declined to comment at this time.

Check back with the Niner Times as the situation progresses.

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Officers responding to the scene near Moore Hall on Sunday, March 23. Photo by Andrew James.
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Eden Creamer was the Editor-in-Chief for the Niner Times from May 2013 through April 2015. She graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2015, receiving her degree in Communication Studies with minors in English, Journalism and Women's Studies. She now does freelance proofing, copywriting and design in the Charlotte area, and can be reached at edencreamer@gmail.com

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