Statement from President McPhee on Peck Hall incid...

Statement from President McPhee on Peck Hall incident

To the campus community,

MTSU Police Chief Edwin Kaup and Larry Flowers, spokesman for Murfreesboro Police and Fire Rescue departments, said officers responded this morning, Wednesday, Nov. 1, to the discovery of an apparent fatality in Peck Hall. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful, and it was later determined that the victim took their own life. The victim was a contract worker and not a student or university staff member. The identity of the victim is pending for notification of family.
Police determined the victim entered Peck around 3 a.m. and was alone in the building until discovered around 7:20 a.m. While there is no threat to the campus, Peck Hall will remain closed today (Wednesday) with classes canceled and offices closed. Activities will resume as scheduled on Thursday, Nov. 2. Per Tennessee law, Murfreesboro Police is the lead investigator on unattended deaths and will issue updates as deemed appropriate.

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The university’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and coworkers of the victim.


Sidney A. McPhee