An Ohio State student died Wednesday at a residence in Buckeye Village.
John Boyd Mitchell, age 21, died at 6:10 p.m. The cause and manner of death was suicide due to hanging, Franklin County Coroner’s Office case secretary Ashley Emmert said Thursday.
University Police Chief Paul Denton said in an email Thursday afternoon the investigation was still open.
Mitchell was from Athens, Ohio, according to a University Police report.
A relative of Mitchell declined to comment Thursday.
Student Life spokeswoman Kellie Uhrig sent an OSU statement in an email to The Lantern Thursday evening.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Ohio State student John Mitchell. Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family and friends and others who have been affected by this tragic situation,” the statement said. “Professional staff from Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service and Student Advocacy Center are available to help students needing assistance.”
Anyone with concerns about friends or family or who have thoughts of suicide is encouraged to contact the OSU Counseling and Consultation Service at 614-292-5766 or the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 614-221-5445.