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Duke Student-Athlete Found Dead in Dorm Room

Posted April 3, 2007

— Durham police are investigating the death of a Duke University student-athlete who was found dead, the university said Tuesday.

In an e-mail to students, Larry Moneta, vice president of public affairs at Duke, said Christopher Lloyd Sanders, 20, of New Haven, Conn., was found dead early Tuesday morning in his room in Kilgo Quad and that initial indications suggest that no foul play was involved.

Sanders' body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Chapel Hill to determine the cause of death.

Sanders, a junior studying history and visual arts, was a diver on the Duke swim team and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Grief counselors were available Tuesday for students, Moneta said.


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  • RIBEYE Apr 3, 2007

    Deborah will now remove your posting as well.

  • bigred841 Apr 3, 2007

    this is sad news...pray for his family.

  • wraltv Apr 3, 2007

    Good for Deborah!!! I understand that these are public comment areas, but for crying out loud people! Some of the comments made truly reveal the utter stupidity and reckless use of a public platform.

  • RIBEYE Apr 3, 2007

    Deborah Morgan personally removed Josie's comments.

  • Go Figure Apr 3, 2007

    what did josie3 say?
    apparently WRALTV removed her comments...

  • Go Figure Apr 3, 2007

    another young life gone. So tragic.

  • triangle citizen Apr 3, 2007

    I hate hearing news like this. I pray for his family's strength

  • RIBEYE Apr 3, 2007

    He's dead.

  • this is my Screen Name Apr 3, 2007

    Sad news. Sympathies to his family and friends.

  • JustCrazy2 Apr 3, 2007

    Very Sad. My sympathy to his family and friends.