COLUMBIA, Mo. – A 19-year-old junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia died Tuesday in his dorm room on campus, KTVI reports.
According to a university spokeswoman, campus police were called to Mark Twain Hall around 2:30 p.m. to help with an unconscious student. Officers arrived to find Boston Perry unresponsive in his room.
Medical personnel and police attempted to resuscitate Perry to no avail. Perry was pronounced dead. A cause of death has not been determined.
Counselors have been provided to students, faculty and staff who knew Perry.
Perry, a native of Bethalto, Illinois, was majoring in information technologies at the university’s College of Engineering.