ISU student's death linked to cold exposure

By WEEK Producer

January 27, 2014 Updated Jan 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Bloomington Police continue to investigate the death of an Illinois State University student whose body was found in a field on Sunday morning.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling said preliminary autopsy results indicate Yusuf ‘Yoshi’ Ahmad, 19, had signs and symptoms of cold exposure.

Early information suggests that Ahmad wandered away from the Chateau Hotel on Jumer Drive in Bloomington and then collapsed. Kimmerling said he had no external injuries that led to his death.

The Coroner says a former ISU student also found dead this weekend died of a blood clot in her pulmonary artery.

Katie Borenstein, 20, was found dead inside an apartment in the Edge Apartments in Normal just after 5 p.m. Saturday. The coroner says her death is not suspicious.

Katie was not currently enrolled at Illinois State University but had taken classes at the University last semester.

Toxicology tests have been ordered for both Ahmad and Borenstein.

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