2 Northwestern State University students pass away

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (NSU) - Two Northwestern State University students died Thursday in separate, unrelated incidents.

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The students were Samuel A. Taylor, 46, of Natchitoches and Michael Robichaux, 23, of Pineville.

University Police Chief Craig Vercher said foul play is not suspected in either incident.

According to Vercher, the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office will conduct autopsies to determine the cause of death of the students.

Northwestern State president Dr. Chris Maggio said, “The entire Northwestern family is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of these students. Their families are in our thoughts and prayers, and the university will continue to provide assistance and support to the students’ friends and loved ones.”

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