Weinberg junior Avantika Khatri dies

Paige Leskin and Tyler Pager

Weinberg junior Avantika Khatri died Monday, Dean of Students Todd Adams said in an email to the Northwestern community Monday night.

“The University extends our condolences to Avantika’s family and friends,” Adams wrote in the email. “The loss of any one member of our community affects us all, and it does so in different ways.”

Evanston police responded around 1:15 p.m. Monday to the 2000 block of Maple Avenue and discovered a 21-year-old female NU student, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in an email to The Daily. The woman was found in her bedroom by her roommate and was pronounced dead at the scene, Dugan said.

Police said there were no signs of foul play and are not releasing any other information at this time. Detectives were on scene and are handling the investigation, Dugan said.

Khatri, who was from Columbia, Missouri, had recently transferred from Medill. She worked as a copy editor at The Daily during Fall Quarter 2012 and as an advertising production staffer at Students Publishing Co., The Daily’s parent organization, from fall 2012 through fall 2013.

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This story was updated April 28 at 3:21 a.m. with a photo of Avantika Khatri.

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