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Person found dead at Mary Ward Hall

February 7, 2018

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Person found dead at Mary Ward Hall

A man was reported dead on the first floor of Mary Ward Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:18 p.m.

Nickie Young, a 24-year old San Francisco resident was announced dead at the scene, according to the SF Medical Examiner’s Office.

The exact cause of death is still under investigation.

The case synopsis by the SF State University Police Department reports that the subject was, “unresponsive, not breathing and cold to the touch.” Medics on the scene determined that the subject was deceased shortly after.

Witnesses on the scene believed the incident was caused by alcohol poisoning.

A next door neighbor, who wished to remain anonymous, said that she heard cops coming through the hallway and entered the room next to her.

“I put my ear to the wall and I could hear a heart monitor and crying. It was really intense,” the next-door neighbor said.

Guimely Aguilon, a fifth-floor resident of Mary Ward Hall, witnessed the tail end of the incident as she was walking towards Bricks, the pizza restaurant next to the building.

“We saw a lot of people crying,” Aguilon said. “They looked like they were devastated.”

UPD was contacted but hasn’t released additional information.

This is an ongoing investigation. Golden Gate Xpress will update as more information is released.