2:45 PM Thursday afternoon, Auburn Police received a call to an unresponsive
male at an apartment complex on Hemlock Drive. Upon arrival they discovered a
20 year old male Auburn University student dead in his apartment. He was
found by his roommates. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced the subject
dead at the scene. The 20 year old is identified as Matthew Tucker Cole, of
Avondale Estates, Georgia. He was a sophomore majoring in Geology.
He has no known
medical problems and no foul play is suspected. Cole’s body was taken to the
Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences medical examiner’s office in Montgomery
for a postmortem examination. His name is being withheld until family members
can be notified. The death investigation remains ongoing by Auburn Police,
the Lee County Coroner’s Office and the Alabama Dept. of Forensic Sciences.