University of Pennsylvania junior Jose Joseph fell eight stories to his death from his apartment in Hamilton College House early Friday in an apparent suicide.

An investigation into the death is currently being conducted by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office.

“It appears as if he did jump,” said Juana Lewis, Penn’s associate vice provost for university life.

Joseph’s body was found by a University employee shortly before 9 a.m., Penn officials said.

Pat Brennan, the director of special services for Penn’s Division of Public Safety, said the first dispatch was received by University Police at 9:02 a.m. after someone called the police from the front desk of Hamilton.

An investigator with the medical examiner’s office arrived on the scene at 10:24 a.m. and pronounced Joseph dead.

Joseph, a student in Penn’s Wharton School of Business who was studying business and public policy and operation and information management, was originally from Venice, Fla. While at Penn, he worked as an information technology advisor.

–Daily Pennsylvanian