According to Virginia Tech Police, a student was found dead in Newman Hall Thursday evening.
The student, a male whose name has not been released, was found by an RA who was performing a "welfare check," the police statement said. He had not been seen for about a day.
Police do not suspect foul play or that there is a threat to the community. The Virginia State Police are assisting in the investigation, according to the statement.
Police were notified at about 5:25 p.m. and the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad was immediately notified.
Police are currently notifying next of kin.