A Brown University student died unexpectedly Feb. 5, according to the Brown Daily Herald.
Sarah Lamendola, a junior at Brown, died of acute pulmonary thromboembolus, which resembles a blood clot, according to a report released by the Rhode Island medical examiner’s office. The Daily Herald reported that although officials disclosed the cause of death, they would not release information on the manner of her death.
According to the Daily Herald, Lamendola’s suitemate found her around 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 5 in her fourth-floor dorm room, lying on her back against a door. Lamendola was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8:25 a.m. She was last seen alive by a suitemate this past Monday around midnight, the Daily Herald reported.
Funeral services were held yesterday at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Westport, according the the Brown Web site.
According to the Brown News Service, Lamendola, of Weston, had just returned to Brown January after studying in New Zealand for a semester. While at Brown, Lamendola studied geology, physics and mathematics, the news service reported.
Brown University officials are planning a campus memorial service next week.
— Marlon S. Castillo