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SIU-Edwardsville student found dead on campus

Authorities say an autopsy is planned on a Southern Illinois University student found dead in her housing unit on the Edwardsville campus along with her unharmed 5-year-old son. 

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/XFBy9i) reports that the body of Tifani Wilder was found Thursday. Officers responded to a call from the mother of the 24-year-old woman's boyfriend to check on Wilder's well-being. Campus police say the death doesn't appear suspicious, and that there was no sign anyone forced their way into the apartment. 

Wilder was a junior majoring in psychology. 

The university's housing staff was caring for the boy on Friday until state child-welfare workers or a relative could take custody. 

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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