Police identify body found at UTPA
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (956) 665-2741
Posted: 02/07/2012
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The body found on The University of Texas-Pan American campus, Monday, Feb. 6 has been identified as that of an 18 year-old-girl enrolled in the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (ECISD).

Campus police learned who she was yesterday evening (Feb. 6) when a relative of the teenager went to UTPA police headquarters. Police later confirmed her identity and have officially notified her family and Edinburg CISD administrators. Because of the nature of the incident, UTPA is not releasing the victim's name. Autopsy results are pending to confirm cause of death.

UTPA will keep the Science Building closed today, Feb. 7. All classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day and will resume as scheduled Wednesday morning, Feb. 8. For any student needing counseling services, please visit the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services' office located in the University Center Room 109, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Construction workers found the woman's body yesterday, Monday,Feb. 6 just before 8 a.m. inside the stairwell of the Science Building. BroncAlerts went out to the University community, notifying faculty, students and staff to remain clear of the vicinity because of the ongoing investigation.

The UTPA community sends its condolences to the family and the school district. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of tragedy. UTPA administrators would also like to remind everyone that the campus is safe and there is no imminent danger to students, faculty or staff.