Foul play not suspected in death of Cornell student in Collegetown

Cornell interim president Hunter Rawlings has issued a statement saying that junior Darryl Wu was found dead yesterday in his Collegetown apartment. “The Ithaca Police Department is investigating, but foul play is not suspected,” according to the statement.

“Originally from Bellevue, Washington, Darryl truly was an exceptional student, excelling in linguistics and mathematics, but first and foremost he was a beloved son, brother and friend,” said Rawlings in the statement. Darryl is survived by a family that includes his brother Darren, a member of Cornell’s class of 2016.

Police arrived on Tuesday evening to investigate, according to a message from Ithaca Renting Company to tenants of the Collegetown Center building on Dryden Road. A report in the Cornell Daily Sun says Wu “appeared to have been dead for several days” before he was found.

According to Cornell:

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

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