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University community mourns tragic loss of student from Mansfield Campus

The Ohio State University today received word from law enforcement authorities that a student abducted yesterday from the Mansfield campus has died in Kentucky along with the suspect in the incident.

“Our Ohio State community suffered a tragic loss with the death of Mansfield student Skylar Williams,” said The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake. “This senseless and shocking incident has left our campus shaken. We join Mansfield Dean Norman Jones in expressing our condolences and deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with Skylar’s family.”

Additional counseling and consultation services have been made available to members of the university community in need of support on our Mansfield campus. Mansfield students can utilize the Student Assistance Program and support services are also available to students, faculty and staff across the university.

Law enforcement continues to investigate all circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-756-2222.