Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney’s death ruled suicide

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

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Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney’s death has been ruled a suicide, Tigard Police spokesman Jim Wolf said Thursday.

Mahoney, 23, was found Feb. 24 in the Tigard Embassy Suites hotel in Tigard, Ore. Wolf said she was found by a hotel staff member. Wolf added she was living in Portland, Ore., at the time.

(Updated: Former Northwestern student Jaqueline Mahoney found dead in Oregon)

Mahoney never graduated from NU, but was enrolled in the School of Communication, University Registrar Jaci Casazza said. Her enrollment was not consecutive. She began NU in Fall Quarter 2008 and was last enrolled in Summer Quarter 2012.

Josh Brechner (Weinberg ‘12), a friend of Mahoney, said she was working on becoming a comedian and was a very talented rapper.

“Everyone was always stunned by how unique an individual she was and how remarkable and how talented she was in what she applied herself to,” Brechner told The Daily last month. “She was very supportive, very excited by other people’s ideas and would love to suggest her ideas to help improve your ideas even though it could be on any topic at any time.”

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