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Southern Miss student found dead at residence

HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - A University of Southern Mississippi student was found dead in his apartment Monday morning in Hattiesburg.

Joshua Stephenson, 29, was a junior general studies major from Corinth, and a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Hattiesburg Police Department is investigating the case.

Stephenson was a student in Southern Miss assistant geography professor Dr. David Cochran's conservation and natural resources class. Cochran also served as Stephenson's academic advisor.

"He was a really attentive student, asked a lot of questions in class and had a great attitude," Cochran said. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

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