Student Found Dead in Dorm

    The body of a 21-year-old UCSD student was discovered in his on-campus apartment on Feb. 7, but the cause of death is still under investigation, according to the UCSD Police Department.

    A university staff member discovered the body of Eleanor Roosevelt College senior James Mok in his Middle East Hall apartment at around 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, UCPD Sgt. Douglas O’Dell said.

    According to O’Dell, the police are awaiting the results of the autopsy before they can reach a definitive conclusion as to the cause of death. However, O’Dell added that there were no signs of foul play present in Mok’s room.

    Roosevelt Dean of Student Affairs Patricia S. Goen said that the university has notified Mok’s family of his death, and the university is prepared to provide counseling and other services for students affected by the loss.

    “”It is always a tragic event when someone so young passes away,”” Goen said. “”We want to make sure that our students are aware of the support services that are available to them if they are experiencing some difficulty in handling this news.””

    Goen said that the offices of Student Affairs, Academic Advising, Residence Life and Psychological and Counseling Services are available to help students cope with the tragedy, even if they did not know Mok personally.

    “”We encourage them to know that they can always seek out assistance through the dean’s office,”” she said. “”They should reach out to those who are [in] their support system.””

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