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As police close investigation, questions remain in Maddula’s death

As police close investigation, questions remain in Maddula’s death

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 27, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

As Evanston Police close the five-month investigation into the death of McCormick sophomore Harsha Maddula, many questions remain unanswered. Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott told The Daily on Monday the manner of Maddula’s death has been deemed accidental, with a contributing...

Updated: Evanston Police reach conclusion in Harsha Maddula investigation

Updated: Evanston Police reach conclusion in Harsha Maddula investigation

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 26, 2013


Filed under Administration, Campus, Harsha Maddula, Top Stories

Evanston Police told The Daily on Monday they have concluded the death of McCormick sophomore Harsha Maddula was “accidental in nature with ... a contributing factor of alcohol.” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said police made this conclusion after receiving toxicology results and a consistent...

Updated: EPD concludes investigation into Maddula’s death, University responds

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 25, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Updated, 9:30 p.m. Monday: The University sent the following statement from Patricia Telles Irvin, vice president for student affairs, to The Daily on Monday night: "On behalf of Northwestern University, I offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Harsha Maddula. As President Sch...

Maddula toxicology report complete, but questions remain

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

January 24, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Although Harsha Maddula's toxicology report is now complete, police still cannot conclude exactly how the McCormick sophomore died. A spokesperson from the Cook County medical examiner's office said Tuesday the medical examiner's written report is pending due to additional ordered tests. The resul...

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Evanston Police consider accidental death in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Campus, Harsha Maddula, Top Stories

After more than two months of interviewing witnesses, Evanston Police believe Harsha Maddula's death was the result of an accident and are waiting on toxicology results that could reveal whether alcohol was involved in the McCormick sophomore's disappearance. "At this time, Maddula's death appears...

ASG paints Rock as hiatus ends

ASG paints Rock as hiatus ends

Kaitlyn Jakola, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Six members of Associated Student Government painted The Rock on Monday night, two weeks after ASG president Victor Shao emailed student leaders proposing a hiatus on the Northwestern tradition. ASG asked students not to paint The Rock for 13 days following the funeral for Harsha Maddula, the McCormick...

Authorities, family await toxicology results in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 10, 2012


Filed under Campus, Harsha Maddula

The weeks-old investigation into Harsha Maddula's disappearance is growing increasingly dependent on toxicology results that authorities hope can shed light on some uncertainties about the McCormick sophomore's final steps. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said Monday that those results could he...

Evanston Police fan city for clues in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 7, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Evanston Police spent the weekend tracing Harsha Maddula's final steps. EPD investigators canvassed the area between 2000 Ridge Ave. and Wilmette Harbor, looking for residents who may have spotted Maddula after he left an off-campus party in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. Six days ...

Police to canvass area where Maddula was last seen

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 5, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Evanston Police will spend the weekend tracing Harsha Maddula's final steps. EPD announced this afternoon that detectives and officers will canvass the area near 2000 Ridge Ave. and will continue north to Wilmette Harbor. Police will search for information and witnesses along the way, according to...

ASG seeks student leader support for Rock-painting hiatus

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 2, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Harsha Maddula, On Campus

Associated Student Government is rallying peer support for a two-week hiatus on painting The Rock in the wake of Harsha Maddula's death. In an email obtained by The Daily, ASG president Victor Shao asks student leaders for their backing on a proposal to prohibit covering The Rock with any message...

No quick answers in Harsha Maddula investigation

No quick answers in Harsha Maddula investigation

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 2, 2012


Filed under Campus, Harsha Maddula

Officials signaled Monday that the investigation into Harsha Maddula's death may not bring immediate closure. A spokeswoman from the Cook County medical examiner's office said it could "take years or months" to figure out how the McCormick sophomore drowned in Lake Michigan. Maddula's body was...