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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 1, 2017

Northwest reports death of student

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

David Nkenchor, 18, was found dead this afternoon in his residence on campus. He was a freshman geology major from Maryland Heights, Missouri.

The death is under investigation by the Nodaway County coroner’s office and University Police. No foul play is suspected.

Northwest encourages students needing counseling assistance outside of regular business hours 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 members of the Northwest community at 888.279.8188.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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