A University of Massachusetts Amherst computer engineering student was on Wednesday found dead at the campus, cause of death is unknown.
The university police found the body of Erick Kang’ethe lying in the vicinity of McGuirk Alumni Stadium at night.
MassLive.Com, a newspaper based in Springfield, Massachusetts, reported that Eric was born in Nairobi before his family moved to Massachusetts where he graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in Worcester.
“Kang’ethe spent time volunteering with Worcester-based organization Cultural Exchange through Soccer.
He was involved in the organization’s youth team, Worcester World Cup and received a scholarship from Cultural Exchange through Soccer this year,” the news outlet said
Campus spokesperson Mary Dettloff said.
“We extend our sincere condolences to Erick’s family and friends,”
Associate vice chancellor and interim dean of students for the university David Vaillancourt said in a statement to the campus community.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed and Massachusetts State Police say investigations into Eric’s death are ongoing.
Before his discovery his Kangethe’s mother Rosebell Kinyanjui wrote
‘This is my son ERICK KANGETHE….He is a student at Umass At Amherst and has been missing since sunday….
Please share this far and wide…He has already been filled as a missing person…
please help us find my son…God bless you all as we stand together in prayers.’