A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as it becomes available.
“CMPD is investigating a sudden death on campus. The death is not suspicious nor is foul play suspected. There was no threat to the campus community nor were services interrupted at any time. CMPD will make notifications in regard to the investigation in the future,” said UNC Charlotte Chief of Police, Jeffrey Baker in an official statement to the Niner Times.
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The body found on level two of the South Village Parking Deck was a 19-year-old male student.
After the student’s family hadn’t heard from him for a consecutive number of days, they notified authorities. An investigation was then completed, where police searched the student’s dorm room in Hunt Hall. When he was not found in his room, police then searched each level of the South Village Parking Deck, where his car was reported to be.
Upon finding his body inside of his car, police reported that there was no evidence of foul play or malice. The body was then removed, and the car was towed.
The investigation has been turned over to CMPD.
Jacklyn Simpson, associate vice chancellor and director of Housing and Residence Life released this statement to UNC Charlotte residents:
We are writing our community to share the sad news of the death of a Hunt Hall resident. We ask that you join us in keeping this student’s family in your prayers.
At this time the incident is under investigation and our information is limited. It is important to know that at no time was there danger to the campus community.
Should you wish to speak to someone to process this information, the staff in your building are available to assist you. Please connect with your Resident Advisor or Residence Coordinator should you need assistance. Additionally, support is available at the Counseling Center. Appointments are available by calling 704.687.0311.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Housing and Residence Life”
UNC Charlotte will provide a counseling staff for students residing in Hunt Hall tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.. Additionally, the campus Counseling Center is open from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are also available by appointment.