20-year-old visitor found dead at Wingate University

WINGATE, N.C. — Police called to an on-campus apartment at Wingate University Saturday morning found a 20-year-old man who had died.

Officials said he was not enrolled at Wingate, but was visiting a student.

School officials said counseling will be available for students Monday.

“The safety and well-being of our students and non-students, people visiting, of course, is a top priority for us,” said Wingate official Kristen Yost.

School officials said they have someone going door-to-door checking on students in the apartment complex.

“I was shocked that something would happen so close. It was shocking and scary,” Wingate student Megan McGough said.

Police do not suspect foul play, but are still investigating the death.

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