Student’s body identified at Memorial Stadium in Clemson

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was called to the scene of a death at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, just after 8:30am Tuesday morning.

The Pickens County Coroner identified the victim as Michael Joseph Allen, 18, of Dunwoody, Ga.

Allen was a freshman pre-business major at Clemson University.

At this time, police say foul play is not believed to be involved in the death and that there is no threat to the campus.

Clemson University released the following statement:

“Our hearts go out to the Allen family, friends and his fellow classmates. A death is always hard, for it impacts us all, but even more difficult at this time of year,” said Almeda Jacks, Clemson’s vice president for Student Affairs. “We send our thoughts and prayers out for the loss of this member of our Clemson family.

SLED investigates all on-campus deaths at colleges and universities in the state.

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