Nicholas Barnes, a 20-year-old third-year student at the University of Chicago, was found decomposing in his dorm after what coroners believe to be a week from his death. Investigations began when students noticed a "foul smell" coming from his room in the International House, where Barnes lived alone.

Suicide has been ruled out, as well as any foul play, and results from a toxicology test are still pending. International House resident Jordan Ginsburg remarked, "I don't understand how the people that live next door, and the people who were responsible for his well-being could have not seen that he has been gone for a week."

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