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October 25, 2013

Statement regarding first responder activity on Carroll Ave.

Update: 10/25, 6:35 p.m.

Respecting the family's request that NIU police not release the identify of the victim of this afternoon's apparent suicide, NIU can confirm that the victim is not an NIU student nor employed at the university.  

On behalf of the university, we extend our condolences to the family and our DeKalb community.  

At approximately 3:17 p.m. Kishwaukee Hospital confirmed the death of a female transported after an apparent suicide where she fell from the Parking Deck at Carroll Avenue.   

Counseling resources are available to NIU students, faculty and staff. To access NIU after-hours and weekend counselors, students should contact 815-753-1212, the non-emergency number for the NIU Police, and request to be connected to the student on-call counseling staff.  

During regular business hours, students should contact the NIU Counseling and Student Development Center located in the Campus Life Building, Room 200, 815-753-1206. Faculty and staff should contact the Employee Assistance Program located in the Holmes Student Center, Room 709, 815-753-9191


At approximately 3:17 p.m. Kishwaukee Hospital confirmed the death of an unidentified white female in her late teens/early twenties, who fell in an apparent suicide from the Parking Deck at Carroll Avenue.   First responder emergency personnel provided CPR on-site, and she was transported via ambulance to Kishwaukee Hospital. The victim was described as having brown hair, 120-130 lbs and wearing a multi-colored jacket and blue long sleeved shirt.

Any individual with information on the incident should contact NIU police at 815-753-1212.

Media Contact: NIU PD
Phone: 815-753-1212