Officials: No foul play in Cranbrook student's death

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Bloomfield Hills Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old male whose body was found on the Cranbrook Schools campus.

Det. Lt. Noel Clason and school officials said the victim was a student at the school.

Clason said an autopsy has been conducted by the Oakland County Medical Examiner and the cause of death won't be determined until the office receives results of a toxicology exam.

He also said there doesn't appear to be any signs of foul play.


Clason said the student, who is from California, was a boarder at the school.

He said school officials found the teen's body in a dormitory area of the school at 8 a.m. Wednesday. He said it's believed the student died sometime late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday.

School officials went to check on the student when he didn't show up for class, Clason said. Officials immediately administered first aid and CPR, but were not able to resuscitate the teen, he added.

Police have notified the student's family and his classmates are receiving grief counseling, the detective said.

School officials issued the following statement Thursday:

“The Cranbrook Schools community is deeply saddened by this sudden and tragic loss. Our thoughts are with the student’s family during this painful time.”

Located on 319 acres off of Woodward in Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook Schools shares grounds with the Cranbrook Academy of Art and Museum and the Cranbrook Institute of Science. It had 1,659 students in the 2014-2015 school year, according to its website.