November 1st, 2009 | News, University

BRANFORD SOPHOMORE DIES; CAUSE UNKNOWN

Andre Narcisse '12 was found dead Sunday morning in his suite.
Andre Narcisse '12 was found dead Sunday morning in his suite. Photo by Facebook.

Andre Narcisse ’12 of Roosevelt, N.Y., was found dead Sunday. The cause of his death is still unknown, but police do not suspect foul play.

Narcisse’s suitemates found him unresponsive in his Branford College suite Sunday morning. Paramedics arrived and attempted to resuscitate him, but they were unable to do so, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in a campuswide e-mail Sunday afternoon.

In a phone interview, Miller said it would be premature to speculate on the cause of Narcisse’s death, but added that she has been communicating over the past week with masters and deans to share concerns about alcohol and drug use on campus. After last week’s Safety Dance, at least eight students needed medical attention.

Police were on the scene in Branford by 11 a.m., and a police photographer was seen leaving the suite at about 1 p.m. Narcisse’s body is being transported to the medical examiner’s office in Farmington, Conn., for an autopsy.