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Junior Theresa Sagartz dies

| Thursday, March 10, 2016

Junior Theresa Sagartz, a former Pangborn Hall resident, passed away in her off-campus residence where she was found Wednesday afternoon, according to a University press release.

St. Joseph County deputy coroner Chuck Hurley said Sagartz had a medical condition and likely died from natural causes.

An autopsy was completed Thursday, Hurley said, but the official cause of death has not yet been determined. Sagartz likely died late Monday or early Tuesday, he said.

Sagartz was a student in the College of Science and a native of Albuquerque, N.M. She was a third generation member of the Notre Dame community, according to the release.

“As a community, we grieve for Theresa and extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “My prayers are with them.”

In an email sent to students Wednesday night, Vice President of Student Affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said the University Counseling Center (UCC) and Campus Ministry resources are available to all members of the Notre Dame community, even during spring break.

“We realize that many of you may have been impacted by Theresa’s death,” the email stated. “The University Counseling Center and Campus Ministry are both available to offer their support to you and other members of our community.”

A memorial service will be held after spring break, according to the release.

Updated Thursday at 2 p.m.


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