Aggie Grad Student Found Dead

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A Texas A&M graduate student was found dead Monday morning in the chemistry building.

The body of 27-year-old Mervin J. Bazile Jr. was found in one of the third-floor labs seated at a desk with a note on the table in front of him. University Police would only confirm the note appeared to be written by Bazile, but would not elaborate on the contents of the note.

Bazile's family has been notified, and his body has been sent to Conroe for an autopsy. Officials on the scene estimate the body could have been in the room since Sunday night.

UPD was there for four hours Monday morning examining the scene. No classes or schoolwork was disrupted as a result, and use of the building is back to normal as of early Monday afternoon. The facilities in which Bazile's body was found are used by graduate students, but weren't scheduled to be used until later in the day.

Bazile lived in Bryan and was originally from Louisiana. He was a graduate student in the chemistry department.