Student dies in fall from parking deck at Seton Hall University

A 23-year-old Seton Hall University student died in an apparent fall from a parking deck at the school’s South Orange campus Tuesday, police said.

Officers rushed to a 911 call around 12:15 p.m. that reported someone had fallen from the roof of the structure, according to South Orange police Chief Kyle Kroll.

Emergency responders worked to save the seriously injured student at the scene before he was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he died shortly after 1 p.m., according to the chief.

“At this time, the preliminary investigation reveals no evidence of foul play however; the incident is continuing to be investigated by detectives at this time,” Kroll said in a news release.

Photos shared on social media showed emergency crews at an approximately five-story parking deck.

In a message addressed to the school community, University Interim President Mary J. Meehan said the student died from a fall.

“No family member or loved one should ever have to receive news of this nature, and they will need our love and support in the coming days,” she said.

Meehan identified the student as Julian M. Mislavsky, a senior from Morristown. 

“During this difficult period, I urge all of us to take care of one another and offer your support as needed. Let us offer our prayers for this young man, his family and loved ones, and all those affected by tragic loss,” Meehan said.

Campus counseling services are available 24/7 by calling 973-761-9500 (weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or 973-761-9300 after hours. The campus ministry can be reached at 973-761-9545. 

Seton Hall also posted a “public safety alert” about the incident on its Twitter account earlier.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident was asked to call South Orange police Detective Lt. Brian McGuire at 973-763-3000 x. 7788.

Noah Cohen may be reached at ncohen@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @noahycFind NJ.com on Facebook.

 

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