Update: A little more information has been released regarding the death of a Kansas State student in his residence hall room Sunday afternoon. In addition to not being criminal in nature, officials now say Thomas McCord’s death was not indicative of self-harm. In addition, K-State officials say he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity and was the son of Dan and Therese McCord of Overland Park.
McCord was found dead in his room at about 2:15 Sunday afternoon.
Older story: MANHATTAN — Kansas State University staff and campus police responded Oct. 28 to a student death at the Marlatt residence hall.
Thomas McCord, a sophomore in English from Overland Park, was found in his room around 2:15 p.m. Residence hall staff notified authorities. The death was unattended and is not considered criminal in nature. Further circumstances are yet unknown.
Housing and dining staff are working with counseling services to help students and staff affected by McCord’s death.
“Our thoughts are with Thomas’ family and friends right now,” said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students.