Water Tower: Grad student found dead in Loyola dorm

Baumhart Hall at 26 East Pearson Street. | Google

Chicago police have launched a death investigation after a 26-year-old Loyola University graduate student was found dead in his Water Tower campus dorm room on Wednesday afternoon.

EMS and police were called to student’s 22nd-floor unit at Baumhart Hall, 26 East Pearson, after he was found unconscious in his dorm bathroom around 4:15 p.m. An ambulance crew pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Police said the man was found with lacerations to his neck, but foul play was not immediately suspected. A CPD spokesperson said the department did not believe that there was any threat to the community.

The man was pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to a university source.

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