Missing Drexel Student Found Dead in Los Angeles

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June 18, 2019US News
Missing Drexel Student Found Dead in Los Angeles
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A missing Drexel University student was found dead on June 17 in Los Angeles, five days after he was last seen, according to multiple reports.

Officials said there is no indication of foul play in the death of 19-year-old Andrew Yun, reported CBS Philadephia.

The college freshman was last seen on June 12 at the Towers Hall dormitory on the 100 block of North 34th Street, according to the campus community alert issued on the night of June 16. It is unknown how Yun wound up on the other side of the country.

The private university confirmed Yun’s death in a statement to the community via email:

“Drexel officials have been in close contact with Andrew’s family and conveyed the entire Drexel community’s sincerest condolences,” the June 17 email read, according to CBS Philadelphia. “Andrew showed great promise and potential in his first year at Drexel. His loss is deeply felt by all of us in the Drexel community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yun family during this most difficult time. We will continue to support them in any way possible.”

Yun was a student of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

In a campus community alert issues by the university, Yun was described as five-foot-five and 125 pounds, with a thin build, light complexion, brown eyes, and straight black hair, according to Phillyvoice.

Yun was said to regularly go to Epic Church in the 4200 block of Parkside Avenue, the 3100 block of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, and the 200 block of Adair Street in Chapel Hill in North Carolina, according to the news outlet.

Missing College Student Found Dead

In a similar case, authorities have found the body of a missing 19-year-old college student who was last seen on April 6.

Boston Police Department confirmed the death of Wentworth University student Maximillian Carbone in a statement.

Police found Carbone’s body in the woods near 123 Terrace Street in Roxbury on April 7, one day after he was last seen. Officials said they are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death but do not suspect foul play at this point.

Carbone’s family members described him as a “sweet, happy, and loving son, brother, and friend.”

“He was a hardworking student who cared about helping people, he will be missed dearly,” Carbone’s parents said in a statement published on WCVB. “We want to thank the Boston and Nahant Police and the Wentworth Community. We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time. Our hearts are broken.”

Carbone was last seen at a party in the Allegheny Street neighborhood. Police described him as 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds, with a thin build, and thick curly brown hair. He was wearing a green Heineken t-shirt, a Patagonia sweatshirt, and khaki pants.

Wentworth University said in a statement it will cooperate with police in their investigation regarding Cabrone’s death and extended condolences to the student’s family and friends.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Carbone family. The family has been on campus and we have been doing all we can to support them during this tragedy,” a spokesperson said. “He was a talented young man who had chosen biomedical engineering as his field of study, he had many friends within and outside of Wentworth, and a warm and loving extended family who will all miss him.”

The university said it would continue supporting Carbone’s family, friends, and fellow students who knew him.

NTD staff writer Richard Szabo contributed to this article.

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