NEW INFO: ECU student died from natural causes in dorm room

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An East Carolina University student who was found dead in his dorm room Saturday evening died from natural causes.

The university says Joseph Harbolt, of Emerald Isle, was found unresponsive by his roommate in their room in Fleming Hall.

Harbolt was a junior at ECU and was an intended nursing major.

His family told the university that Harbolt died from complications related to Type 1 diabetes.


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Police at a university here in the east are investigating the death of a student.

According to a press release, it happened in a residence hall at ECU around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Evidence does not suggest foul play and no name has been released at this time.

An investigation is ongoing.