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Dr. Roland Kor, Vigo County coroner

An Indiana State University student died off campus over the weekend, and the cause of death remains under investigation, although it does not appear to involve foul play, said Dr. Roland Kohr, Vigo County coroner.

Nick Goedde, 22, of St. Wendel in southern Indiana, was found midday Sunday collapsed in a shower at the home he rented on South Ninth Street. He was unconscious and attempts to resuscitate him in Terre Haute Regional Hospital were unsuccessful.

He was an ISU marketing major and would have graduated in May. Goedde was a 2004 graduate of North Posey High School, where he was a member of Future Farmers of America.

Kohr said Wednesday that the cause of death “is still under investigation. We’ve ruled out a lot of things, but we haven’t ruled anything in yet.”

Kohr, who conducted an autopsy Monday, is awaiting toxicology results, which will take at least two weeks. He was not aware of any medical conditions.

Terre Haute police responded to the incident, said Shawn Keen, chief of detectives. The case will remain open until the coroner makes his determination on the cause of death. “There was no sign of any kind of foul play,” Keen said.

According to witnesses, Goedde was not feeling well the night before, Keen said. That Sunday morning, he also was not feeling well.

The Evansville Courier and Press reported that Goedde met his fiancee, Sheila Wasson, at ISU when both were freshmen, and they planned to marry in May 2009.

The Courier and Press reported that he had celebrated Christmas at home with his family. He had appeared healthy then and had no known recurring medical issues, according to family.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today in St. Wendel Catholic Church.

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