But I have confirmed with enough reliable sources that indeed another UMass student (a 20-year-old male) has died, w-a-y too young.
UPDATE 4:00 PM
No foul play is suspected, although the official cause of death has yet to be determined by the medical examiner’s office.
Mary Carey – Communications Director
UPDATE: 2:00 PMTo the Campus Community:
It is with sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Eric
Sinacori. Eric passed away over the weekend in his off campus apartment.
Eric, 20, was from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey and a third year
student majoring in Kinesiology. University support staff has been in
direct contact with Eric’s family.
During difficult times like this we can help each other by noticing and
acknowledging the ongoing mourning and readjustment process that will
certainly take place and referring impacted students, staff and faculty
to any one of these resources for support or consultation:
Center for Counseling and Psychological Health
(413) 545-2337,127 Hills North
Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
(413) 545-9642,302 Student Union
Dean of Students Office
(413) 545-2684,227 Whitmore
Faculty and Staff Assistance Program
(413) 545-0350,Ground Floor, UHS Building
We extend our sincere condolences to Eric’s family and his friends.
Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Student Affairs and Campus
UPDATE 2:45 PMAccording to Amherst Police Chief Scott Livingstone "we do not have an investigation going on ."