UGA Police Department investigates death

University of Georgia Police Department

Death Investigation

January 15, 2014

Lt. Eric Dellinger (706) 542-5813
Chief Jimmy Williamson (706) 542-5813

On January 14, 2014 at approximately 7:28 p.m. officers responded to Vandiver Hall in reference to a welfare check requested by University of Georgia Residence Life personnel. Officers arrived and were directed by Residence Life personnel to a fifth floor suite. Officers entered the suite and attempted to contact the person in question. Officers subsequently entered the individual’s room by key and observed that he was deceased. EMS was requested and responded to the scene. An EMS technician on scene who also serves as a deputy coroner pronounced the death at 7:56 p.m. The individual was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary investigation does not show any obvious signs of foul play. There is no information that indicates any threat or safety concern to the University community.

The decedent was identified as David Peacock Braun, a 21 year old University of Georgia student from Marietta, Georgia.