REDWOODS FALLS, Minn. (WCCO/AP) -– A funeral service will be held Saturday in Minnesota for a 21-year-old student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found dead in his dorm room this week.

As reported by WBZ-TV in Boston, the body of Brian G. Anderson, a junior, was found in his room at the Next House dorm on Monday afternoon. Anderson was an active member of the MIT wrestling team.

MIT officials said that there’s “no strong indication” that Anderson, a native of Redwood Falls, Minn., committed suicide.

“If people you know seem upset or distracted or stressed, please reach out,” said Chancellor Eric Grimson. “Luckily we have good peers and they always help each other.”

Grimson said that despite Anderson’s death, there is “no imminent danger to the MIT community.”

Mass. state police and the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office are investigating.

Two other MIT students died earlier this school year. Freshman Satto Tonegawa died in October, and sophomore Nicolas E. Del Castillo died in September.

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Comments (9)
  1. Ruth says:

    It would be nice to know what the two other students had died from. Were they suspicious deaths or not. This news article kind of leaves the reader hang there without being informed of the full story.

    1. Rachel says:

      Ruth, the other 2 deaths were suicides which is why there is the comment about “no strong indication” that Brian committed suicide.

      1. Rachel says:

        This article from Redwood Falls provides a little more information.

      2. Ruth says:

        Thank you for inlightening me. I hadn’t read the other article.

  2. citizen00 says:

    Condolences to the the MIT families. What a terrible lost to our future!

  3. Columbo says:

    Worst headline (lately).

    1. Sara says:

      I know right?! They should have left out “found dead” part!

      1. Sarky Sam says:

        Damn… and here i wanted to read about the Funeral that was found dead when I clicked on the link…. 🙂

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