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Arrest Made After Body Found at Cornell Construction Site in Collegetown

An arrest has been made for a homicide investigation after Ithaca Police Department officers discovered the body of a deceased person early Tuesday morning. Ithaca Police Department officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Dryden Road in Collegetown after a report of a dead body, according to an IPD press release. Ithaca Fire Department was additionally dispatched to the site becuase of “indicators that a fire occurred inside the building,” according to the press release. On Wednesday morning, IPD released a statement identifying the victim as Josie Berrios, a resident of Ithaca. IPD began a death investigation on Tuesday, as the cause of death is undetermined, but “appear[s] to be suspicious in nature,” according to the press release.

EDITORIAL: Make It Public

“‘The forgotten man and woman will be forgotten no longer.’ I’ll explain tonight, 7:30 pm, Cornell,” tweeted Michael Johns, co-founder of the Tea Party movement and conservative policy analyst. Johns was scheduled to give a public talk, hosted by the Cornell Political Union, at Anabel Taylor Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening to discuss the merits of a Trump administration. However, on Monday, CPU turned the event private after speaking Cornell University Police Department about the intent of campus organizations and certain community members to protest the guest speaker. “I was told the Union could either pay $2000 in security fees to ensure the presence of CUPD officers at the event, cancel it altogether or make it private,” said Troy LeCaire ’17, co-founder of CPU. The public was kept in the dark as CPU refused to disclose further details about the event, which is open only to Union members and certain guests.