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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

    Jan. 31, 2016

    Northwest reports death of student

    Updated Feb. 4, 2016

    The Northwest Missouri State University community is mourning the loss of one of its students.

    Nicholas C. Turner, a junior corporate recreation and wellness major from St. Louis, was found dead today in his residence on campus. Turner also was a member of the Bearcat football team.

    A funeral is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at Hazelwood East High School, 11300 Dunn Road in St. Louis.

    The Northwest community gathered at Monday, Feb. 1, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom to remember Turner.

    The death is under investigation by the Nodaway County coroner’s office, Maryville Public Safety and University Police. No foul play is suspected and Northwest has no reason to believe the circumstances of Turner’s death pose a risk to other individuals at the University.

    Students needing counseling assistance outside of regular business hours at Wellness Services are encouraged to contact University Police at 660.562.1254. Faculty and staff should call the University employee assistance program at 800.964.3577. A county counseling support line also is available to all members of the Northwest community at 888.279.8188.

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468