Campus and city police responded to his room on the Mount Vernon Campus at 5:48 p.m. and are working together to investigate the death, which officers have not classified as a homicide.
“At this time, we have no indication that the death was the result of a criminal act,” University spokeswoman Candace Smith said in a statement around 11:30 p.m. The family of the student has been notified, Smith said.
Police were seen wheeling a stretcher through the West Hall dining commons at 8:35 p.m. as UPD officers at the scene asked students and dining hall workers to clear the area.
West Hall mostly houses first-year students on GW’s campus in the Foxhall neighborhood of D.C.
Here’s a statement from the University:
We are deeply saddened to report that a male student was found deceased in his West Hall residence hall room located on the Mount Vernon Campus. The GW Police Department (GWPD) found the deceased student around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is investigating the death in coordination with GWPD. At this time, we have no indication that the death was the result of a criminal act. Family of the deceased has been notified.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the student.