Tulane student found dead in apparent suicide on Sunday

Brandi Doyal, Senior Staff Reporter

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A student died in an apparent suicide on Sunday in Aron Residences, according to a representative from the Tulane Office of Student Affairs.
 
The representative confirmed the student was Erin Peters, a current sophomore in the School of Liberal Arts. 
 
New Orleans Police Department responded to calls concerning the student at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday.
 
NOPD and the Tulane University Police Department were at the scene. Officials from the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s office removed the body from Aron at approximately 2:20 p.m.  
 
The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy.
 
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For those in need of help, contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 504-314-2277. The CAPS office, located in the Science and Engineering Complex, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. CAPS provides mental health counseling and other related services. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.

*An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Erin Peters was a junior, which was confirmed by Student Affairs. She was a sophomore by standing and a junior by year.