Trumbull Resident Found Dead in Hofstra University Dorm Friday

No foul play suspected in death of 20-year-old Hofstra student from Connecticut.

Hofstra University. Patch File Photo
Hofstra University. Patch File Photo
Nassau County, Long Island police identified a Hofstra University freshman found dead in a campus dorm room Friday morning as Trumbull resident Conor Wynne.

Officers responded to reports of an unresponsive student in one of the dorms at 10:50 a.m. on Friday, where they found 20-year-old Wynne.

Wynne was pronounced dead by emergency responders at the scene.

The Medical Examiner Office is conducting an investigation into the cause of death, however “no criminality is suspected at this time,” according to Nassau police.

Hofstra University left the following message on their Facebook page Friday:

The entire Hofstra community is saddened by the loss of Conor Wynne, a first-year student from Connecticut, who was majoring in marketing. As a community, we mourn for Conor and extend our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family during this difficult time.

Members of the division of student affairs and the student counseling center will be available in the Netherlands Core building to offer support for Conor’s friends, classmates, and one another, today at 4:30 p.m.

As always, please know the division of student affairs offers counseling and support services for students who wish to talk about their feelings. Contact information can be found below:

Student Counseling Services: Please call (516) 463-6791. If you are experiencing a psychological emergency during non-business hours, please contact Hofstra's Public Safety Office at (516) 463-6789, and they will put you in contact with a crisis counselor immediately.

Residential Programs Staff: If you are a residential student, you are encouraged to speak with your Resident Director or your Resident Assistant who can assist in connecting you to supportive campus resources.

Interfaith Center: Members from the Interfaith Center are available for spiritual support and counseling and can be reached at osla@hofstra.edu.

Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with Conor’s family and friends.


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