George Washington University Student Found Dead In Dorm

A student was found dead in West Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus on Tuesday evening. Samuel Klein | Photo Editor
Courtesy: The GW Hatchet

A male student at George Washington University was found dead on Tuesday evening according to The GW Hatchet, the school newspaper. Here are more details from the paper:

Campus and city police responded to his room on the Mount Vernon Campus at 5:48 p.m. and are working together to investigate the death, which officers have not classified as a homicide.

“At this time, we have no indication that the death was the result of a criminal act,” University spokeswoman Candace Smith said in a statement around 11:30 p.m. The family of the student has been notified, Smith said.

Police were seen wheeling a stretcher through the West Hall dining commons at 8:35 p.m. as UPD officers at the scene asked students and dining hall workers to clear the area.

West Hall mostly houses first-year students on GW’s campus in the Foxhall neighborhood of D.C.

Here’s a statement from the University:

We are deeply saddened to report that a male student was found deceased in his West Hall residence hall room located on the Mount Vernon Campus. The GW Police Department (GWPD) found the deceased student around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating the death in coordination with GWPD. At this time, we have no indication that the death was the result of a criminal act.  Family of the deceased has been notified.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the student.


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