(CNN) — A suspect has been taken into custody by campus police in connection to the death of an Augusta University College of Nursing student on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, UGA announced.

“A suspect in the murder of Laken Riley has been taken into custody by the University of Georgia Police Department,” the university said in a social media post. “At this time, there are no indications of a continuing threat to the UGA campus related to this matter.”

Earlier in the day police had identified a person of interest in the death of Riley, an Augusta University student who was found dead on the UGA campus on Thursday, CNN previously reported.

The university will hold a news conference at 7 p.m. ET to provide more information on this case.

[Original story, published at 1:49 p.m. ET]

University of Georgia Police have identified a person of interest who is being questioned in relation to the on-campus death of 22-year-old Laken Hope Riley on Thursday, a UGA spokesperson said.

“We want to stress that this continues to be an active ongoing investigation,” spokesperson Greg Trevor said.

Investigators have been scouring a wooded area on campus trying to find clues as to who may have killed Riley. She was found dead after jogging in the area.

Riley was an Augusta University College of Nursing student at its campus in Athens, which is also home to the University of Georgia. She was a junior on the dean’s list, Augusta University said.

Her body was found near a lake on UGA’s campus Thursday afternoon. Her remains were publicly identified Friday morning.

Riley’s cause and manner of death had not been determined, pending an examination of her body that’s set to take place later Friday, Athens-Clarke County Coroner Sonny Wilson told CNN.

Now, with a possible suspect still at large and two college communities grieving, classes have been canceled as authorities search for clues.

Police believe foul play was involved

Authorities received a call around noon on Thursday from a person who was concerned after their friend went jogging at the university’s intramural fields and never returned, University of Georgia Police Chief Jeffrey L. Clark said Thursday evening.

Investigators found the jogger’s body around 12:38 p.m. in an area behind a nearby lake, Clark said.

Police said they suspect foul play was involved. But no suspect information or possible motive has been released.

When he was asked whether there was any danger to the public following the death, the police chief said: “When you have a suspect that’s on the loose, there’s always a danger. But there’s no immediate danger at this time.”

The student had ties to both universities

Before her enrollment at Augusta University, Riley was a student at UGA.

“The victim was an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia until the spring of 2023, and then she became a nursing student at the Augusta University nursing program in Athens,” UGA spokesperson Cole Sosebee said.

All classes on the University of Georgia’s Athens campus are canceled Friday and will resume Monday, the school said.

Augusta University has canceled Friday classes at the College of Nursing campus in Athens, which is about 2.5 miles from the University of Georgia’s intramural fields.

Augusta University’s president issued a statement Thursday, mourning the loss of the student.

“It is with deepest sorrow that I share with you the news that one of our students at our College of Nursing campus at Athens has passed away,” Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel said in a letter to his school’s community.

Authorities ask anyone with information about Riley’s death to contact the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200.

UGA suffers 2 tragedies less than a day apart

Riley’s body was discovered hours after the “sudden death” of a UGA student the night before, campus officials said.

That student was found dead in Brumby Hall, and police found “no indications of any criminal actions or foul play,” according to UGA police records. The incident was listed as a death investigation/suicide.

“The past 24 hours have been a traumatic time for our university,” the school said

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