A male student in Revelle College who was living in the Village East Tower died early Saturday morning after Sun God Festival 2014, according to an email sent out to the A.S. Council listserv and two UCSD students who wished to remain anonymous. The anonymous sources confirmed to the Guardian that the student died in the Village sometime after midnight while he was sleeping.
An article by NBC 7 San Diego article published early Monday stated that school officials had confirmed the student had been found dead after 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning, but that they had said the cause of death was not yet determined.
UCSD administration had not released any information to the public as of Monday afternoon, but the email sent to the A.S. Council listserv by Associated Students Director Heather Belk stated that a male student had died early Saturday. The email did not disclose the student’s name.
“I have a heavy heart as I write to inform you that a UCSD student passed away early Saturday morning,” Belk wrote in the email. “He was a Revelle College student living at the Village, and a member of several involvement communities here on campus.”
As of Monday afternoon, the UCSD Police Department had not released any public information regarding the death, and the San Diego County Medical Examiner had also not released any records
Some residential advisors, including those in Warren College, were notified of the death in an email sent out by a Reslife staff member whose name was signed as “Pat.” According to one of the sources, the email was later removed from the listserv.
Representatives from A.S. Concerts and Events, and the UCSD Police Department did not respond to the Guardian’s request for a comment on the story at this time. The May 16 police logs were expected to be released late on Sunday but had not been released as of Monday afternoon.
The story will continue to develop as more information becomes available.
Additional reporting by Aleksandra Konstantinovic and Dorothy Van.