Update: Tuesday, September 22.

A University employee died inside the Chemistry Building early Tuesday, according to the University’s Division of Public Safety and Security.

DPSS spokeswoman Diane Brown said the employee, a 57-year-old man, was discovered “in medical distress” at 3:50 a.m. A paramedic pronounced the employee dead at the scene.

The man was identified on September 22 as Lamont Smith of Ypsilanti Township according to Mlive. Smith was a custodian with the University. 

Brown said Smith likely died of natural causes. DPSS will wait to close the investigation pending a medical examiner’s report — which Brown added is standard practice.

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