American University

Police investigating after college sophomore dies in shower in off-campus apartment

An American University student has died suddenly, apparently while showering in his off-campus apartment.

As WTOP reports, Eli Weinstock was found “in the shower unconscious and not breathing” by his roommate on Wednesday.

The Columbus, Ohio, native was a sophomore in the university’s School of Communication.

Authorities have not yet determined a cause of death. As a Fox 5 DC reporter noted on Twitter, police say they are conducting a “death investigation.”

Weinstock is remembered by his professors as a thoughtful, enthusiastic student.

“He was diligent and thoughtful,” School of Communication lecturer Jason Mollica told the campus newspaper The Eagle. “He definitely was someone that I could tell, even though we didn’t have much interaction, was thoughtful and wasn’t going to waste his time just yammering and he was definitely a thoughtful and measured person.”

The university’s Counseling Center has advised that staff and students seeking support can reach a counselor at (202) 885-2593.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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