Tragic details emerge after an Emerson College student is found dead in a dorm room
SPECIFIC details have surfaced in the case of an Emerson College student who was recently found dead in his dorm room.
The Boston Police Department and Emerson College officials confirmed the unnamed student was spotted Friday morning.
Police had received a call around 10:00 a.m. for a “death inquest” and a “report of a person found not to be viable,” according to Mass Live.
They arrived at the scene at 80 Boylston St. Top shortly after.
A few hours later, Emerson College officials confirmed the student’s death.
The college released a letter to the campus community detailing what they could know about the situation to date.
“It is with deep sadness that we write to you today to share the news of the death of a member of our student community,” wrote Interim College President William Gilligan and Vice President James Hoppe.
In addition, they explained that further details were not available at this time.
“Following a request from the student’s family, we are not releasing any further details at this time.”
However, a spokesman for the college told Mass Live that the death may have been a “medical emergency.”
“Earlier today, Emerson College staff requested assistance from Boston EMS and the police regarding a medical emergency on campus,” the news agency spokesman said.
“The college is currently unable to make any further statements about the situation.”
Boston PD also noted that there was “no threat” to the Emerson College community.
Both police and college officials “shared no safety concerns,” according to Mass Live.
“If ever there is a security threat to our campus or immediate action is required, we will notify the campus via Emerson Alert and text/voicemail,” Gilligan and Hoppe noted in their campus-wide letter.
The dorm where the unnamed student had lived is referred to as the Little Building.
It is a 13-story, 1,035-bed dorm and typically houses first-year students.
Emerson College reportedly set up a student meeting in Little Building and counseling was offered.
Gilligan and Hoppe asked the community to treat each other kindly while the investigation was ongoing.
“At this difficult time, we ask that you be kind to one another as we mourn the loss of a member of our community,” they wrote.
More details will likely be announced in the coming weeks.
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