Who was University of Georgia victim Laken Hope Riley? Everything to know about ... trends now

Who was University of Georgia victim Laken Hope Riley? Everything to know about ... trends now
Who was University of Georgia victim Laken Hope Riley? Everything to know about ... trends now

Who was University of Georgia victim Laken Hope Riley? Everything to know about ... trends now

Laken Hope Riley was found dead at the University of Georgia's intramural fields on February 22 at around 12:30 in the afternoon.

The 22-year-old nursing student's body was found after her roommate reported her missing and said that Riley had not returned home from her jog.

'The individual was unconscious and not breathing and had visible injuries,' said UGA Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark.

Officials confirmed on Friday that the Augusta University attendee died by homicide, marking the first homicide to take place at the UGA campus in 41 years.

A spokesperson for UGA told DailyMail.com the school's police force has identified a person of interest who is being questioned. The man has not yet been identified. 

Laken Hope Riley was found dead at the University of Georgia's intramural fields on February 22 at 12:38 in the afternoon

Laken Hope Riley was found dead at the University of Georgia's intramural fields on February 22 at 12:38 in the afternoon

The 22-year-old nursing student's body was found after her roommate reported her missing and said that Riley had not returned home from her jog

The 22-year-old nursing student's body was found after her roommate reported her missing and said that Riley had not returned home from her jog

Officials confirmed on Friday that the Augusta University attendee died by homicide

Officials confirmed on Friday that the Augusta University attendee died by homicide

Who was Laken Hope Riley?

Riley was a senior nursing student enrolled at Augusta University College of Nursing at Athens who grew up in Woodstock, Georgia.

Before she earned her undergraduate degree at UGA in 2023, she graduated from River Ridge High School in 2020.

Riley was a member of her high school's cross country and track teams and was described as 'an outstanding scholar athlete' by Cherokee County School District Superintendent Brian Hightower.

She was also a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

What do we know about her death?

Riley was found dead in a wooded area behind Lake Herrick at the UGA's Athens campus

Riley was found dead in a wooded area behind Lake Herrick at the UGA's Athens campus

'We're not going to leave any rock unturned in this investigation,' Police Chief Jeff Clark said during a press conference

'We're not going to leave any rock unturned in this investigation,' Police Chief Jeff Clark said during a press conference

Riley was pronounced dead at the scene after police found her in an area behind Lake Herrick.

The area is across a busy road from UGA's East Campus, which includes a large dorm and dining hall complex.

Although a man has been taken in for questioning, no formal arrest has been made.

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