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News & Notes: University of Pennsylvania sophomore dies, 4th death since winter break

University of Pennsylvania sophomore Elvis Hatcher died Tuesday, according to a report by The Daily Pennsylvanian. His death was ruled a suicide, said Jeff Moran, spokesperson for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. Philadelphia Police confirmed that Hatcher died at the house of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, of which Hatcher was a member.

Hatcher was the vice president of finance for the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity and worked as an instructional technology support assistant at the Wharton School of Business.

Hatcher’s death is the second student suicide in the last three weeks and the fourth Penn student death since winter break. On Jan. 17, Penn freshman Madison Holleran jumped to her death from a Philadelphia parking garage, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Junior Pulkit Singh was found dead last Jan. 12 in his off-campus room and senior Kevin Zhao died over winter break while traveling with his family in China.

 

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