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Details emerge in ECU student's death

WILMINGTON -- We're learning more about the death of that East Carolina student who was visiting Wilmington this weekend. Autopsy results came back Monday. According to the coroner's office, 20-year-old Sam Flinn died of a brain hemorrhage from being hit in the chin. Investigators also say the autopsy revealed that Flinn was hit with a fist, not with an object. Flinn's body was found in front of a townhouse in the Carleton Place, near the UNCW campus. Flinn was a student at East Carolina University and was in town visiting friends. Police think Flinn's death may have stemmed from a fight involving several men. UNCW residents say rumors have been swirling through the campus about what exactly happened early Sunday morning. No charges have been placed at this time. Carleton Place resident and neighbor Edward Dawson said, "I think that that the kid that punched him should be charged with murder. He didn't use -- I guess you can use your fist and that can be considered a dangerous weapon." The Wilmington Police Department is now working with the district attorney's office to decide whether any charges will be filed in the incident. Toxicology reports are not yet available. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information about this case should call the Wilmington police department at (910) 343-3600.

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