UPDATED: Student found dead at Glasgow campus

Cameron Koch

A WKU student attending classes at WKU’s Glasgow campus was found dead early Friday afternoon.

Trina Lawson, 36 from Glasgow, was found deceased in a bathroom.

Mandi Johnson, public information officer for the WKU Police Department, said the cause of death is currently unknown.

Barren County Coroner Mike Swift said physical trauma has been ruled out as a cause of death but that it would be 4-6 weeks before the autopsy report would be complete.

Swift said there was difficulty in notifying Lawson’s family, as her emergency contact information as recorded by the university was incorrect.

“The school is merely the custodian of the information,” Swift said. “It falls to the students to make sure the school has the correct information.”

WKU Media Relations sent out a text alert around 2:30 p.m. informing students that classes on the Glasgow campus were canceled for the remainder of the day as Glasgow Police Department and the Barren County Coroner’s Office investigated the scene.