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Coroner confirms body as missing USC student

The Richland County Coroner's Office confirmed the body found in the Vulcan Materials Company quarry was missing USC student Sam Laundon.

According to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts, Laundon died due to "complications of blunt force trauma." 

“This morning we received confirmation from the Richland County Coroner’s Office of the death of one of our students over the weekend, junior Sam Laundon," President Bob Caslen said in a statement Monday morning. "Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers are with Sam’s family and friends as they grieve his loss. Counseling services are available to students, faculty and staff impacted by this tragedy.”

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This article was updated Oct. 12 at 3:01 p.m.

—Tyler Fedor contributed to the reporting in this article.