Coroner Examining San Jose State Student's Death

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    San Jose State University

    The president of San Jose State University says the coroner is investigating the death of a college freshman who was found in his dorm room.

    University President Mohammad Qayoumi sent a message to San Jose State faculty, staff and students on Monday notifying them of Brenden Tiggs' death. The 18-year-old kinesiology major's body was found on Sunday by campus police officers who had been summoned by student advisers at Joe West Hall.

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    Qayoumi says more details will be released once the coroner's investigation is finished.

    A campus vigil in Tiggs' memory was scheduled for Monday night.

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