University of Rhode Island Student Pronounced Dead, Police Investigating

Saturday, February 16, 2019


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URI student passes away.

A University of Rhode Island student passed away on Saturday morning.

The name of the student has not yet been released.

“The University is deeply saddened by the death of one of its community members and offers heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the individual. We understand that such news is deeply disturbing to our community and that we need to be supportive of each other through this difficult time. The University is in the process of providing support to family members and friends of the individual through its Division of Student Affairs, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Greek Life and Health Services. Staff members from the Counseling Center will be available throughout the weekend,” said URI in a statement.

The Incident

According to the University, emergency responders were called to 4 Fraternity Circle on the Kingston Campus around 8:38 am. Saturday morning, February 16.

The student was transported to South County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

URI Police and Rhode Island State Police are conducting an investigation with the assistance of the Attorney General's Office.

According to police, at this time, there is no reason to believe that death was the result of foul play.


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