SCSU student found dead inside car in campus parking garage

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A student was found dead inside a car on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University, officials say.

Sean Gallo, 22, of Brookfield was found unresponsive in his vehicle parked in the West Campus Parking Garage around 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

He was later pronounced dead.

Officials are calling the death untimely but believe no foul play occurred. 

Students tell News 12 the university was celebrating its homecoming weekend and that it's a tragedy this happened. 

 

School officials say Gallo was a junior and history major in his first semester at Southern and transferred from Naugatuck Valley Community College.

University President Joe Bertolino released a statement about the death stating, "Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sean's family and friends on this untimely loss."

The university says counseling services are available Monday in Engleman Hall, Room B219, or students may call 203 392-5475 to set up an appointment.

Any student needing support may also seek out residence life staff or the Dean of Students' office.

Officials say a medical examiner will determine Gallo's exact cause of death.  

 

 

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