Duke University Police Department investigating death

October 13, 2010The following statement was issued Wednesday by Duke University Police Chief John Dailey:

The Duke University Police Department is investigating a death that occurred on Oct. 5, 2010, in Duke Hospital. At the current time, we do not know the cause of death or whether a crime has occurred, although we can say that this appears to have been an isolated case and that no medical personnel were involved except in responding appropriately to the situation.
Because this is an ongoing investigation and confidential patient information is involved, we are not at liberty to release other details.