Alyssa Michelle Lewis, a 19-year-old student at the University of Central Florida, was found dead in her campus apartment Tuesday, authorities said. Lewis was in her fourth semester at the University of Central Florida.
According to reports, paramedics found Lewis inside of her home dead around 10:30 AM at the university’s Lake Claire Community Apartments on Gemini Boulevard in Orlando. Police were contacted after family members had been unable to reach her. Lewis was in her fourth semester at the university and graduated from Jacksonville’s Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in June.
Fall semester classes at the University of Central Florida wrapped up Saturday. Police said Lewis’ roommates had already checked out by Sunday when residence halls closed for most students.
Adrienne Frame, UCF’s associate vice president and dean of students, said “we offer our most sincere sympathies to Alyssa’s family and loved ones, and we will make all of our resources available to support them.”
University of Central Florida police are investigating the death with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. While authorities have not yet determined a cause of death, investigators do not believe Lewis’ death suspicious and there is no threat to the campus.
UCF has made counselors and victim advocates available to students and family members. UCF Counseling Services can be reached for at 407-823-2811, free of charge.