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Delta State University dean found dead in Boyle residence

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The death of Delta State University’s Dean of Music is currently being investigated as a homicide after her body was found on June 14 in a Boyle residence.

57-year-old Dr. Karen Fosheim was discovered lying on the ground with signs of suffocation around 5:15 p.m. after Boyle Police Officer Justin McClain received a call for a welfare check at a house near North Brooks Avenue.

“Dr. Karen Fosheim was a well-respected educator and valued member of the Delta State family. As Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music, she lived an accomplished professional and personal life filled with the music she loved, and that she passed on to her students. She will be sorely missed,” Delta State University President William N. LaForge said in a written statement.

Currently, a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection to the case.

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