'Untimely' death of SHU student probed
Published 6:41 am, Friday, October 19, 2012
Sacred Heart University security officers and Bridgeport police are investigating the untimely death of an SHU student Thursday in a dormitory on the Bridgeport side of Park Avenue.
The student's name was not immediately released. Bridgeport police Capt. James Viadero said the death is not suspicious.
The student lived in Angelo Roncalli Hall on Park Avenue. EMTs were called to the dorm around 2:50 p.m. Thursday for a report of an unresponsive 19-year-old man in cardiac arrest, according to DoingItLocal.com.
An email was sent to students at the Fairfield-based university notifying them of the incident.
"Our heart-felt condolences and prayers go out to the family of this student as well as to his friends, professors, and other members of the Sacred Heart community who knew him," university spokeswoman Funda Alp said.
Counseling services are being provided through the university's wellness center and campus ministry, Alp said.