UGA student found dead in Athens

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ATHENS, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed that a missing University of Georgia college student was found dead in Athens on Tuesday.

The body of Rebecca Greene, 22, was found in a creek near The Plaza in west Athens.

An Athens-Clarke County police officer made the discovery while searching the area where Greene's phone was last detected.

Investigators said Tuesday evening that there were no signs of foul play and no one else played a part in Greene's death. Still, news of her death sent shockwaves through the campus.

"Just a sense of anxiousness of maybe a little bit nervousness," is how UGA student Juan Hernandez described the feeling on campus.

Even though investigators say no one else had a Hand in Greene's death it is still a mystery.

"A lot of girls were nervous about walking alone so it's a relief it's definitely not foul play," Hernandez said.

"It's just really sketchy. You just still don't know," Student Allison Liu said.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assist with the investigation into Green's death.

Channel 2's Carl Willis asked GBI investigators if Greene's injuries were consistent with an accident.

"We're not going to speculate on anything like that. We're still waiting on the results of an autopsy," said Sherry Lang of the GBI.

Willis was at the scene Tuesday as investigators collected what appeared to be Greene's cellphone and what they say was her bike.

Students told Willis they need more answers before they can move on.

"I'm hoping that the police find out what ultimately happened so that campus is still safe environment for all of us students," said UGA student Natalie Geng.

Anyone having information regarding this investigation should call the Athens-Clarke County Police Department Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.