Illinois State University officials said Friday two recent unrelated deaths in campus resident halls were not caused by foul play.
The two students, one male and one female, both 19, were found dead in their dorm rooms Thursday night, the Bloomington Pantagraph reported.
"Both were found by their roommates," Coroner Beth Kimmerling said.
ISU President Al Bowman sent a e-mail, as well as Twitter and Facebook notifications, to students, staff and faculty Friday morning "assuring them that these were incidents that were not connected, that there was no foul play whatsoever involved, no criminal activity involved," spokesman Jay Groves said.
"It is certainly a tragic coincidence," Groves said.
The female student was a sophomore and the male a freshman. No other information on their deaths was to be released until their autopsies were completed, the coroner said.
ISU campus police and the McLeanCounty coroner's office are investigating the incidents.