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Police investigating student death

Saturday, April 2, 2016

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Police Department is currently investigating the death of a K-State student. On Saturday, April 2, at approximately 11:09 a.m., the Kansas State University Police Department was notified of a possible deceased person in a parking lot on the Manhattan campus. Upon arrival, officers found a male student deceased in a vehicle of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing and the name of the student is not being released pending notification of family.



UPDATE: 
Monday, April 4, 2016

Police identify student found deceased on April 2

MANHATTAN — Police have identified Jacob Horton, freshman in education, Easton, as the student found deceased over the weekend. 

At 11:09 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, the Kansas State University Police Department was notified of a possible deceased person in a parking lot on the Manhattan campus. Upon arrival, officers found a male student in a vehicle deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said the incident is being investigated as a suicide.  

The Office of Student Life and Counseling Services are offering counseling and assistance to students and employees affected by Horton's death.