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Illinois authorities say they have yet to determine the cause of death of a Lincoln College student from Arizona, who was found in an unresponsive state at the college.

Logan County Coroner Bob Thomas says Brett Malmquist of Yuma, Ariz. was pronounced dead Tuesday at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Thomas says an autopsy performed Wednesday in Springfield didn't determine the cause of Malmquist's death, adding he is awaiting lab reports.

Police Chief Ken Greenslate says an investigation into the death is ongoing.

In a statement, Lincoln College officials said they were saddened by Malmquist's death, adding he left a positive impression on his peers..

Malmquist, who began attending the college this fall, was a member of the school's swim and diving team.

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