Police are investigating the death of a University of Wisconsin-Stout student found unresponsive Wednesday morning in the bedroom of her house near the Menomonie, Wis. campus.
Jesse Jensen, 23, was a senior at UW-Stout studying majoring in industrial design with a minor in business administration. Jensen was originally from Owen, Wis.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to Jesse's family and friends, and we offer our condolences to them on the loss of this very promising young woman," said UW-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen "We will do everything possible to help them find comfort during this time of great sorrow."
According to Menomonie police, Jensen was found unresponsive at about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. A roommate, police and EMS all attempted lifesaving efforts which were unsuccessful.
Since Jensen was a member of the tight-knit arts community, school officials are expecting several students may struggle with the loss. In fact, the dean of students has fielded a number of calls already from fellow students and friends who are grappling with the loss.
Menomonie police and the Dunn County medical examiner are investigating the death, with autopsy and toxicology results pending. Investigators say there were no obvious signs of trauma, and at this time, they see no reason to suspect foul play.