An American University student has died suddenly, apparently while showering in his off-campus apartment.
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.”
American University student found dead in off-campus home yesterday on Van Ness St NW. Eli Weinstock was from Columbus, Ohio. One of his roommates found him in the shower unconscious and not breathing. Police are calling it a "death investigation". #MPD https://t.co/tSCvoAbIFE pic.twitter.com/ZOPgdjpsbI
— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) March 5, 2021
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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