CAMPUS ADVISORY – Student Found Dead in Engineering Laboratory

The body of a 18-year-old Cal Poly Pomona student was discovered by a custodian in an Engineering computer lab (Building 17-2109) at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3. The young man appeared to have died from a self-inflicted shotgun wound. The University Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's departments are investigating the apparent suicide.

The student's identity has been withheld until his family has been notified.

The computer lab and its surrounding areas on the east wing's second floor have been cordoned off while the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and other auxiliary agencies complete their work. This area will be closed throughout the day. Faculty and staff offices are not impacted.

A freshman electrical engineering class, ECE 114 and ECE 114L, scheduled from noon to 2 p.m., in 17-2103, will be moved. For information about classes, contact the Electrical Engineering department at (909) 869-2511.

As more information becomes available, it will be posted on PolyCentric at