Western Kentucky University student hangs himself in fraternity house

4 month ago

Bowling Green news, Kentucky news.

A Western Kentucky University student died this week after he was found hanging in the basement of a fraternity house in Bowling Green.

Officers responded to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house around noon Wednesday.

John Patrick Howard had been dead for 12 hours when he was discovered in the basement workout room.

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    “We have been made aware of a student death that occurred in an off-campus fraternity house. Police continue to investigate but no foul play is suspected at this time,” a statement from the university said.

    “WKU is working directly with students who may be most affected by this loss, but we encourage any students in need of counseling to seek support from the WKU.”

    “We extend our deepest condolences to the student’s family, loved ones and friends.”