Student found dead in parking garage


22-year-old transfer student Sean Gallo from Brookefield found dead in West Campus Parking Garage

Tamonda Griffiths Editor-in-Chief

On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 20, 22-year old history major Sean Gallo, a junior was found unresponsive in his car.

According to a campus-wide statement from Patrick Dilger, director of Integrated Communications & Marketing, the vehicle was found in the West Campus Parking Garage around 11 a.m.

Students were informed by the SouthernAlert Emergency Alert System around noon on Sunday that the garage was closed to the public. No vehicles were allowed in or out until approximately 3:20 p.m.

Gallo was in his first semester at Southern after transferring from Naugatuck Valley Community College.

“Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sean’s family and friends on this untimely loss,” said President Joe Bertolino.

Chief of University Police, Joseph Dooley said the medical examiner performed a toxicology report, but the results would not be available for about four to six weeks on average.

“The actual cause of death, it’s weeks out to be determined,” said Dooley.

According to Dooley there was a video shared with the police, the contents of which are not being disclosed at this time.

“We’ve spoken to several students, that may or may not have had knowledge,”
said Dooley, “any that came to our attention.”

The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but University Police said there was no evidence of foul play and the investigation still continues to trace back the exact cause of Gallo’s untimely death.

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