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Idaho college student dies in her sleep

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NAMPA, Idaho – Officials are investigating why a 21-year-old Northwest Nazarene University student died in her sleep.

Jennifer Pavlisko, a senior elementary education major from Sumner, Wash., was found dead Friday morning.

Canyon County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Rhodes said the cause of death wasn’t immediately clear, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Rhodes said toxicology tests came back clean and Pavlisko did not have a medical history that provided insight into the case. Her roommates at the off-campus Nampa house told officials she had been having headaches, he said.

Investigators disclosed little information about the incident because there is no evidence a crime occurred, Nampa Assistant Police Chief Tim Vincent said.

Vincent said the case is under investigation, but there is no evidence of foul play.

Pavlisko was student teaching at Sunny Ridge Elementary School in Nampa.

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