Police say death of student, activist found dead on Michigan college campus is ‘suspicious’

Police in Michigan are investigating the suspicious death of an 18-year-old student who was found dead on the Grand Valley State University campus this weekend.

According to MLive.com, Grand Valley State University police have identified the deceased student as  Taylor DeRosa, a freshman at the school who grew up in Royal Oak. A runner reportedly first spotted her body on Saturday, near athletic fields.

According to multiple reports, police are treating DeRosa’s death as suspicious, but have released very few details about the circumstances. Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police are joining the investigation, and officials have said they do not believe there is a danger to the public.

As Detroit News reports, DeRosa was an anti-gun violence and Black Lives Matter activist, and was involved in a number of social justice movements. She was concentrating in International Business with a minor in French.

A GoFundMe has been established to raise funds for DeRosa’s funeral expenses and to help support her mother, who apparently raised DeRosa on her own, working multiple jobs.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Grand Valley State University Police Department at 616-331-3255 or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.

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