William Jacobson, 19, a freshman at Ithaca College, was pronounced dead this morning after divers from the New York State Police recovered his body from a pond on Farm Road on the I.C. campus at approximately 9:30 a.m. The Ithaca Police Department and other authorities are currently investigating the case, I.C. President Peggy Williams wrote in an email today.
Late Monday night, the IPD and the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety began searching for Jacobson, who had been missing since approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Jacobson was last seen leaving a party held at a residence on Grandview Avenue and was believed to be returning to his room.