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Law student Travis McElmurry dies

| Monday, March 13, 2017

First-year law student Travis McElmurry, 30, died in his off-campus residence where he was found Sunday night, according to a University press release.

St. Joseph County coroner Michael McGann said the cause of McElmurry’s death is unknown at this time, though he saw no signs of foul play or other unnatural causes. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

“As a university community, we mourn Travis’ passing,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the release. “Our prayers are with his family and many friends. May God grant them consolation in this time of sorrow, and may Notre Dame, Our Lady, watch over them.”

McElmurry was from Granada Hills, California, and received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, according to the release.

In an email sent to students Monday morning, 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.

A campus memorial mass will be announced and held soon, according to the email.

Updated Monday at 5:25 p.m.

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