(Mississippi State) – An investigation is currently underway at Mississippi State University following the discovery of a student’s body in a parked vehicle on campus. The MSU Police Department received a call about an unresponsive individual in a parked car at around 1:10 p.m. on Sunday. Officials and law enforcement agencies are working together to determine the cause of the student’s death.
At the accident scene, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed that the male driver had passed away. Welch Funeral Home in Starkville removed the body from the site. MSU PD, Starkville Fire Department, Med-Stat Ambulance personnel, and Coroner Hunt were investigating the incident. Fortunately, there was no threat to the rest of the campus due to this incident, and regular operations have resumed.
Regina Hyatt, the Vice President for Student Affairs, has stated that the university will offer necessary counseling services and other forms of support to any students or staff who may have been affected by the incident. During this difficult time, she expressed her heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
The investigation into the death is ongoing, and Michigan State University has stated that they will refrain from making further comments until noon on Monday, August 28th. The university has kindly requested that everyone respects the privacy of the student’s family and friends during this incredibly challenging and heartbreaking time.