Body of GVSU Student Found on Campus, Police Call Death Suspicious
Police are investigating after a body was found on Grand Valley State University’s campus in Allendale Saturday morning.
Fox 17 reports that a runner spotted the body near the intramural athletic fields, south of West Campus Drive.
The deceased has been identified as a GVSU student. Police are calling the death suspicious.
GVSU president Philomena Mantella said in a statement,
I am deeply saddened to inform you that the deceased found earlier today on our Allendale Campus, near the intramural fields and cross-country trail, has been identified as a Grand Valley student, and police have notified the family. This is heartbreaking news for our entire community. I offer my deepest condolences to the student’s family and friends. We are not sharing the student's name out of respect for the family.
This is a jarring and shocking event for all of us. This tragedy reminds us of the importance of each member of our university community. Please keep the student’s family in your thoughts and offer your support to those who have lost a friend and fellow student.
Mantella says the college has extra officers on campus and are offering counseling services to student and staff.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, GVSU Police, and Michigan State Police are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call GVSU police at 616-331-3255 or Silent Observer at 877-887-4536.
This is a developing story.