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Nov. 17, 2023

Northwest reports death of graduate student

Northwest Missouri State University is mourning one of its students who was found deceased on campus yesterday.

University Police were called at about 9 a.m. Thursday to the report of a deceased individual on the Northwest campus and identified him as Hemanth Yallanki, a graduate student from India in Northwest’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The death is under investigation by the University Police Department. No foul play is suspected.

The University reminds the community that crisis counseling support is available by calling 988.

Northwest students needing counseling assistance also may contact Wellness Services at 660.562.1348 or University Police at 660.562.1254. 

Northwest faculty and staff needing assistance may call the University employee assistance program at 800.964.3577 or Holly McMillen, a certified licensed professional counselor through Northwest’s partnership with the Family Guidance Center, at 660.853.7348 or


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