February 3, 2004

IHS Student Death Confirmed Suicide

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The body found last Thursday under the North Stewart Avenue Bridge was that of a 17-year-old Ithaca resident enrolled in high school, according to Linda Grace-Kobas, interim vice president for communications and media relations, and the Ithaca Police Department.

Yesterday, the Ithaca Police’s Lt. Tim Williams told The Sun that “the case is closed; the identity has been determined; the family has been notified” and that he assumes they are making funeral arrangements. He said there was nothing more to add.

The Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service in Ithaca has invited community members impacted by the recent high school student deaths to “Helping Yourself and Others After Suicide” tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service Training and Resource Center on 124 East Court St.

Grace-Kobas added that “support services are available for people connected with Cornell who may be affected by his death.”

Archived article by Sun Staff