Update: University identifies student who died


Fort Worth Police responding to the death of a student outside GrandMarc Thursday evening. Photo by Jack Wallace.

By Carolina Olivares


The student whose death was being investigated last night has been identified as Andrew Walker, 19, a sophomore economics major from Westford, Massachusetts.

Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull acknowledged Walker’s death Friday in a campus wide email.

“It is with deep sadness that I write to you this morning to inform you of the tragic death of our students,” Cavins-Tull wrote.

He was a former member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a resident of GrandMarc.

Staff members from the Brown-Lupton Counseling Center, Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Office of Campus Life are providing support to students affected.

For information on assistance:

Fort Worth Police responded to the death of a student outside of GrandMarc at Westberry Place.

“Earlier this evening Fort Worth Police responded to an emergency call at the GrandMarc,” Holly Ellman, the associate director of strategic communications management, said in a statement Thursday night. “At this moment, police are continuing their investigation. The university will share more information as appropriate.”

If you or someone you know is dealing with thoughts of suicide or is in need of mental health counseling, contact the 24/7 counseling hotline at 817-257-7233 or go to TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center website.