The ruling closes the official police investigation into the 15-year-old's tragic death; a memorial concert is planned on Dec. 16.
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- Art Aisner
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled this week that the death of Cranbrook student Caleb Lei was due to natural causes, police said. The ruling formally concludes the joint police-coroner investigation into the 15-year-old's death on the Cranbrook campus Oct. 5, Lt. Terry McDonnell said in a prepared statement. Further details were not released. Officers responded to a medical emergency call at one of the residential facilities for boys at about 5 a.m. and found an unconscious Lei in the hallway, police reports said. Attempts to revive him with CPR were unsuccessful, Chief Rick Matott said. Investigators found no signs of foul play and suspected natural causes in Lei's death, however they launched the investigation with the…
Family of 15-year-old sophomore requests privacy following last week's death, which remains under investigation.
Cranbrook school officials issued a brief statement Friday morning following the death of a student in a residential dormitory on campus last week. The 15-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a hallway when officers with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety responded to the campus at about 5 a.m., Oct. 5, police reports said. Despite efforts to revive him, the student died of causes that are yet to be determined. A preliminary autopsy revealed no signs of foul play; the incident remains under investigation the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety and the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office. The student's name was not released by authorities. In today's statement, school officials said they would not confirm …