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Student found dead in MUW dorm


Leshawn “Sean” Dewayne Orr

Leshawn “Sean” Dewayne Orr



Sarah Fowler


The assistant band director for Columbus High School was found dead in a Mississippi University for Women dorm room Monday. 


Leshawn "Sean" Dewayne Orr, 32, was found dead in a dormitory room at Columbus Hall on the MUW campus early Monday evening, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant. 


Orr's body was discovered by a friend at approximately 5 p.m. 


Orr, who had been sick for several days prior to his death, died of natural causes, Merchant said. Merchant said an autopsy would not be conducted. He declined to elaborate on the cause of death. 


Orr started classes at MUW in January and was pursuing an undergraduate degree in English, according to MUW officials. 


Merchant identified Orr as CHS's assistant band director. CMSD interim superintendent Edna McGill said Orr had been employed by the district since August 2012.  


Williams Memorial Funeral Home in Okolona is handling the arrangements.


Sarah Fowler covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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