Duquesne graduate student found dead

Courtesy Photo This Facebook profile picture shows Duquesne graduate student Cheyenne Warner. Warner passed away between Saturday and Sunday, confirmed Duquesne Vice President of Student Life Douglas Frizzell in a campus-wide email.

Courtesy Photo
This Facebook profile picture shows Duquesne graduate student Cheyenne Warner. Warner was found dead this weekend, confirmed Duquesne Vice President of Student Life Douglas Frizzell in a campus-wide email.

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor

03/13/16 

Updated 03/14/16 at 1:57 p.m.

Find Cheyenne’s full obituary here or read reflections from friends here.

Duquesne graduate student Cheyenne Warner, 22, from Slippery Rock, passed away over the weekend, confirmed Vice President of Student Life Douglas Frizzell in a campus-wide email. The cause of death is not yet known.

According to the email, Warner was a graduate student in the school of education. Senior physics major Ben Torisky, who knew Warner since his freshman year, said she wanted to be a high school physics teacher.

Emergency medical personnel pronounced Warner dead in her apartment on the 19th floor of Brottier Hall at 5:26 p.m., the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed. Her autopsy will be complete by Monday evening.

“Please join me in keeping her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” Frizzell concluded in his email.

The Duquesne Counseling and Wellbeing Center can be reached at 412-396-6204, or students can reach an on-call counselor through the Department of Public Safety at 412-396-2677.

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