WWU student's death ruled suicide

WWU student's death ruled suicide

Credit: WWU

WWU student's death ruled suicide

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 18 at 5:17 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - The death of a 19-year-old Western Washington University student who fell eight stories from the top of a campus dorm building Monday has been ruled a suicide, reports The Bellingham Herald.

The university identified the student as 19-year-old Timothy Crossan, a U.S. citizen with a hometown listed as Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland.

After a Tuesday morning autopsy,  Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel ruled the death a suicide.

Crossan jumped from the top of Nash Hall on campus and landed on concrete in the tennis court area behind the residence building. He died at the scene.

A student said Crossan just started at Western spring quarter -  about 3 weeks ago - so not a lot of people knew him. The Herald reports Crossan's parents plan to come to Bellingham.

The door to the roof of Nash Hall was locked, so university police believe Crossan climbed to the roof from a seventh-story sundeck, a feat considered extremely dangerous.

WWU said counseling is being provided at Nash Hall and is available to students by calling the Counseling Center at 650-3164.

 

 

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