A student from Middlebury College, Evelyn Mae Sorensen, was discovered dead on a campus on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. She was 20 years old at the time of her death.
Middlebury police arrived at the dorm just after 10:15 p.m., they discovered Oregon native Evelyn Sorensen’s dead body, according to authorities.
Middlebury College announced her death news through an official post on its website; the statement has been shared by Laurie L. Patton, President and Vice President for Student Affairs Smita Ruzicka of Middlebury College, which stated:
“We are writing to inform you that one of our students passed away on campus in their Forest Hall room, which fills us with deep sorrow. The Middlebury Police Department, who have contacted the student’s family, must provide their approval before we can reveal the student’s name.
The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of death. More details will be provided as soon as feasible after this. We don’t consider the university community to be in danger.”
Thoughts and Condolences to her family, friends and community in this tough time; her untimely demise left her family and the community in shock and disbelief, and her funeral and burial customs have not been announced publicly.
About Evelyn and Her Death Cause
The College also wrote in their statement that we want to highlight that people in our community may wish for various forms of support during a trying time like this. We know that some people benefit from maintaining their habits and being busy, while others benefit from limiting their activities.
Middlebury College stated we won’t be cancelling classes following best health and wellness practices. We have several resources available for members of our community who would prefer various types of help or to connect with others right now.
According to the preliminary investigation, there was no wrongdoing, and neither the university nor the neighbourhood are at risk. Sorensen’s body was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy after the police contacted his relatives.
Some resources like SNBC claimed that Evelyn committed suicide, but no official statement regarding her death cause has been released on social media. However, the inquiry is still underway, and Police and College authorities are looking forward to knowing the actual cause.
According to the investigation’s preliminary results, there was no offence play, and neither the institution nor the local community was threatened.
Evelyn’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy and to determine the cause and manner of death after the police contacted the family. Prayers for a young girl; may she get peace in the afterlife. Rest in Peace, Evelyn.