WWU student who died in fall from dorm window identified

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 16, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 16 at 8:45 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University is in shock over the death of a student on campus Monday morning. Police believe the 19-year-old jumped to his death from a student dormitory.

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

A student said Crossan just started at Western spring quarter -  about 3 weeks ago - so not a lot of people knew him.

The official cause of death remains open until the Whatcom County Medical Examiner’s Office issues a finding.

Crossan landed on concrete in the tennis court area behind the residence building shortly before 10 a.m. He died at the scene.

Students who live in the dorm didn't want to talk about what happened. But school administrators hope they're talking to each other and talking to counselors positioned at Nash Hall and elsewhere on campus.

"They're shook up, as you might imagine," said said Eileen Coughlin, vice president of WWU enrollment and student services. "It is very difficult to take in that kind of news. They're still in the stage of shock and beginning to process the information."

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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