Fordham Mourns Alum Found Dead in Campus Bathroom

By Gustavo Solis on April 8, 2014 6:48pm | Updated on April 8, 2014 6:51pm

 An alumnus was found dead in a bathroom on Monday April 7, 2014 in the Leon Lowenstein Center.
An alumnus was found dead in a bathroom on Monday April 7, 2014 in the Leon Lowenstein Center.
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MANHATTAN — The Fordham University alumnus found dead in a school bathroom was mourned Tuesday.

Nahom M. Kidanemariam, 28, a defensive end for the school football team who graduated with a degree in accounting in 2009, committed suicide in the Lowenstein Center about 9:30 a.m. Monday, officials said.

“I cannot imagine his family’s pain, nor the sense of loss his classmates and friends are feeling,” Fordham’s president Joseph M McShane said in a statement. “I know that the Fordham community joins me in holding Nahom’s family and loved ones in their thoughts and prayers.”

Kidanemariam, who was originally from Ottawa, Ontario, had stayed in New York to make a life in Manhattan after graduation, officials said.

It is believed he used his school ID to get onto the campus that morning.

A student discovered Kidanemariam hanging in a third-floor bathroom, school and police officials said.

Detectives are still investigating the incident but have ruled out foul play, the statement said.

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