Medical examiner determines manner of death for Weinberg junior Avantika Khatri

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has determined Weinberg junior Avantika Khatri took her own life.

Khatri was found dead April 27 in her apartment in the 2000 block of Maple Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in April. He said she was discovered in her bedroom by her roommate.

A Columbia, Missouri, native, Khatri had recently transferred from Medill. She was involved in Students for Education Reform and 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.

At a memorial service for her earlier this month, Naresh Khatri spoke about his daughter’s idealism and passion for social justice issues.

“We need more people who are idealistic, who have the courage to do the right things,” he said. “I will carry those things with me. I am really now determined to keep her alive. I would want to do something awesome in her memory.”

Editor’s note: The headline and first sentence of this article have been updated.

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