JMU student death 2023 – Harrisonburg, Virginia: On 9th November, at around 2:30 am, a sudden tragedy occurred at James Madison University in which a 19-year-old student of JMU University was found dead in his dorm room on campus. The name of the deceased was later identified as Bernard Stapelfeld.
Who was Bernard Stapelfeld?
Bernard Stapelfeld was a freshman at James Madison University, hailing from Pennsylvania, where he was pursuing his career in Computer Sciences. According to reports, he moved to the US in 2022 for study and planned to return home after completing his degree. Those who knew him expressed him as a loving personality. Bernard loved to watch Marvel movies and Star Wars and was also active on YouTube, where he often posted videos of playing Shooter Games and The Walking Dead. He was the most kind and intelligent boy, beloved by his friends and family.
Cause of death
According to the Virginia State Police Department, the exact cause of his death is not yet confirmed; however, police informed that there were no signs of foul play or violence involved in the matter. Further details regarding his death are under investigation. The police department has conducted a toxicology report and autopsy of the deceased to identify the exact cause of his death. The results of the reports will take a few weeks to be completed, and then the case’s conclusion will be informed.
Repose of Bernard stapelfeld death
The James Madison University management has shared condolences with the deceased family on social media platforms. The campus offered its support to the students suffering mental distress from the tragic news. Also, it urged students to contact the resources of Timelycare and Counseling Center for mental support to the student.