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    EMU community asks for answers following student's death

    Eastern Michigan University community members didn’t get many of the answers they’d hoped to get at a campus safety meeting Wednesday following the apparent homicide of Julia Niswender.

    University officials organized the meeting in the EMU Student Center’s auditorium Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Niswender was found dead in her apartment. According to police, she hadn’t been seen for several days before one of her suitemates asked officers check on her at 9:30 pm. Tuesday.
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    Niswender’s roommate called police because she had not seen or heard from her in a few days. They lived in the Peninsular Apartments just north of campus. The way the apartments are set up inside, students tell 7 Action News, that it is possible not to know if your roommate is inside their room or not and not see them for a few days.

    “They share a living room and a dining room and their own bedroom. Some have their own bathroom. Some share a bathroom,” said Bernoris Carter. He said each bedroom has a lock with a key. “You get your own key and everything so you can lock it from the inside and the outside,” he said.
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    Campus Safety Forum 12/12/12

    (video of the earlier held meeting)

    http://www.emich.edu/investigation/
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    Ypsilanti police Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts said police found evidence he called “suspicious” and led to “unanswered questions,” causing police to call Niswender’s death an apparent homicide. At the campus safety meeting Wednesday, EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes was tasked with explaining to the approximately 200 members of the community why he couldn’t release that information.
    “This is an Ypsilanti police case, not an EMU Police case,” Heighes said. “We are assisting them wherever and whenever we can with information involving our student. A lot of things we don’t have information on because it’s not our case.”
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    more info on times.. it would seem that she was found pretty quickly after the response call

    Officers responded at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to Peninsular Place apartments in the 1000 block of Huron River Drive, where Niswender was found dead in an apartment unit. The off-campus apartment is located just north of EMU's campus.

    Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams said two ambulances were sent to the scene at about 9:40 p.m. There was nothing paramedics could do for the woman, who she said was pronounced dead at the scene.
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    Such a tragedy.

    I grew up near both EMU and her hometown of Monroe, and I'm quite familiar with both areas. My sister graduated from EMU.

    WXYZ is running a new story that contains more detail about the suitemate situation:

    She was found dead in the locked bedroom of her apartment in Ypsilanti, an apartment she shared with two other women.

    One of her roommates called police when she hadn't seen Julia in two days and the alarm clock in Julia's bedroom kept going off.

    Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/...#ixzz2EucqMMZZ

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    she sent a text to a friend on Sunday and didn't report to work on Monday
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    Niswender’s friend, Jacob McLaughlin, said his last contact with her was Sunday when he received a text message wishing him a happy birthday. He said she didn’t report to work Monday at a Walmart store in Saline.
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/12/...rent-homicide/

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    Here's the Daily Mail article, which might help those just coming to this case catch up a bit. Lots of pictures and a video.

    University student found murdered in apartment near campus after she didn't show up for Christmas party

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    Evidence of Foul Play

    WDIV, Channel 4, report at 4:00PM: Toxicology results could take 2-3 weeks. No obvious outward cause of death but foul play is suspected in Julia's death. Interview with twin sister.

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/T...t/-/index.html


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    December 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Signs of foul play found in off-campus death of EMU student; vigils planned

    By Charles E. Ramirez
    The Detroit News

    Ypsilanti — Authorities said Thursday signs of foul play were found in the death investigation of an Eastern Michigan University student whose body was found in her off-campus apartment Tuesday.

    An autopsy conducted Wednesday on Julia Catherine Niswender, 23, showed no signs of trauma, but there were indicators of possible foul play, Lt. Deric Gress of the Ypsilanti Police Department said Thursday...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2EySn0zNj

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    Funeral On Monday

    Funeral services set for Eastern Michigan student found dead

    Julia Niswender, 23, found dead Tuesday at off-campus apartment in Ypsilanti; police call it 'apparent homicide'


    Published On: Dec 14 2012 03:52:10 AM EST

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/F...l/-/index.html

    Obit on funeral home website: http://www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com/in...rine-niswender

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    some tips received yesterday

    EMU Police Chief Bob Heighes said his department received a couple of tips Thursday it passed along to the Ypsilanti Police Department.

    "We've had a few people give us information," he said.
    http://www.annarbor.com/news/ypsilan...play-possible/

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    No new information but in local (Oakland County) paper today:

    Police: Possible signs of foul play in Eastern Michigan student's death

    Published: Friday, December 14, 2012

    By The Associated Press

    YPSILANTI (AP) — Police say there are signs of "possible foul play" but no cause of death yet for a 23-year-old student at Eastern Michigan University...

    http://www.theoaklandpress.com/artic...8030634438.txt

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    Sister of Julia Niswender: I vow to live every day in memory of her
    Twin sisters Julia and Jennifer Niswender often described their bond as one that was unbreakable and unwavering in love. That is how Jennifer will continue to remember her relationship with her sister as she seeks answers after Julia's untimely death this week.
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    Friends, family remember EMU student Julia Niswender in candlelight vigil

    There were both tears and laughter Friday night during a student-organized candlelight vigil to remember the life of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender, who was found dead in her apartment building Tuesday night.

    About 200 people gathered outside Big Bob’s Lakehouse on Eastern’s campus to mourn the loss and share memories of the 23-year-old, whose untimely death still is under investigation.
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    http://annarbor.com/news/friends-fam...lelight-vigil/
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