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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

07-20-05

Contacts:

Gene Deisinger, ISU Police, (515) 294-4529

Jerry Stewart, ISU Police, (515) 294-4428

Investigation continues in death of ISU student Jacob Hobson

AMES, Iowa -- An Iowa State student whose body was found in College Creek Tuesday morning has been identified as Jacob B. Hobson, 27.

Hobson lived at 4606 Ontario St., #10, in Ames. ISU directory information indicates he was a senior from Eldora, majoring in psychology.

An autopsy was conducted July 20 by Dr. Dennis Klein, assistant state medical examiner. Preliminary results indicated that Hobson died as a result of drowning and blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators have found no indications of foul play, and, while the case remains under investigation, the death appears to have been the result of an accidental fall. Final determination of the cause and manner of death is pending the results of medical tests.

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