Autopsy planned for Columbus State student

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- An autopsy is planned to learn more about the cause of death for a Columbus State University student who went into cardiac arrest in downtown Columbus dorm room.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said 19-year-old Giselle Ortiz was pronounced dead at a hospital after she was stricken around 10:22 a.m. Saturday.

Bryan said Ortiz was in her dorm, complained about not feeling well and went into cardiac arrest. Bryan said she was taking medication for lupus.

Ortiz was a music education student, who graduated last year from McEachern High School in Powder Springs. She had played trombone in the high school band.

(Associated Press)

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