Man's charred body found on NIU campus ID'd as ex-student

DEKALB, Ill. (STMW / AP) - A charred body was discovered Tuesday on Northern Illinois University’s campus in DeKalb.

The body of 25-year-old Hasan Gill was discovered Tuesday morning in the 800 block of North 1st Street in DeKalb, according to the DeKalb County coroner’s office.

Gill’s charred remains were autopsied Wednesday, but his cause of death is pending further forensic testing, according to the coroner’s office.

But NIU spokesman Brad Hoey says Gill's death appears to have been a suicide.

Hoey tells the (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Gill had been an undergraduate in the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He says Gill was last enrolled at NIU for the fall semester but wasn't enrolled for the upcoming spring semester for academic reasons.

Hoey says university officials are "deeply saddened" by Gill's death and offer their condolences to his friends and family.

Gill was a former student of the university, according to the university official.

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