A first-year Yale Law School student was found dead in his apartment Thursday night.
“From what we know at this point, we only have reason to believe he died of natural cases,” Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh said in an address to the entire law schol community Friday afternoon. “We need to draw on our sense of community.”
Koh did not answer questions during the address, because, he said, that would lead to “many more questions than we have answers” at this point. Koh requested the name of the student be withheld from the public pending family notification of the student’s sudden passing away.
As law students left Koh’s address, they lingered in small groups and hugged one another in the corridors of the Sterling Law Building. Some professors roamed the halls, comforting students shaken by the news.
Jessica Mayorga, a spokesman for City Hall and the New Haven Police Department, said Friday afternoon that the NHPD was not aware of any major incidents last night involving a Yale student.