Media Relaese 2-2013 | University of Missouri Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE -- Oct. 13, 2013

Contact: Captain B. Weimer
Office (573) 882-5923
Cellular (573) 999-1979

Statement on Death Investigation:

Around 9:07 a.m., Sun., Oct. 13, 2013, the University Police Department responded to the Pershing group of residence halls for a medical emergency. Officers found an 18-year-old male unconscious and not breathing. He was a guest of one of the residents. Medical personnel and the Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene where they started life-saving measures and transported the male to the University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, investigators are interviewing friends of the deceased and others in the area in addition to gathering evidence associated with a death investigation. There is no indication of foul play at this time. The official cause of death will be released by the medical examiner at a later time.

Residential Life and the University will be providing assistance, including counseling and other support services, to those impacted by this incident and information is being made available to them at this time.

At this time, the name of the individual is not being released pending notifications. No further details are available.

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