ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A student has been found dead on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.
In a letter to parents, the university says the student was found dead early this morning at the construction site at the east end of the Danforth campus.
Few details are known, but the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dr. Lori White says they have informed the student’s parents and roommates.
The student’s name is not yet being released in order to give the family privacy.
The university and St. Louis County police are investigating. The death prompted a stop in construction at the site on campus.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Police activity on the campus of Washington University is prompting a temporary halt of construction on the east end of the Danforth campus.
A written statement from the university says an incident that occurred early Friday morning prompted an investigation.
It released the following statement:
“Work on the construction site at the east end of the Danforth Campus at Washington University in St. Louis has been temporarily suspended pending investigation of an incident that occurred early this morning. The Washington University Police Department is leading the investigation in partnership with St. Louis County. No further details are available at this time.”
Washington University police are being assisted by St. Louis County police.