19-year-old Miami University student Jaclyn Wulf of Westlake dies; cause of death unknown
Nikki Ferrell, newsnet5.com , Michael Baldwin, newsnet5.com
5:12 PM, Nov 18, 2013
7:25 AM, Nov 19, 2013
OXFORD, Ohio - A Miami University student from Westlake died Sunday at 9:42 a.m., according to the Butler County Coroner.
Jaclyn Wulf, 19, was found in her dorm room by friends and pronounced dead at McCullough-Hyde Hospital where she'd been taken.
Wulf was a sophomore psychology major, the school said, and member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
"The whole University is walking around with a collective heart. It's so sad," said Claire Wagner, director of University News and Communications. Monday night, during a Westlake school board meeting, her former principal Timothy Freeman said, "it was an upsetting call to receive."
Freeman said the news of her death began circulating around social media before he got the official call. He said he spent hours speaking with her former teachers who had nothing but glowing praise to say about their former student.
"She developed a good relationship with her teachers," said Freeman. "I know she was involved in one of our initiates here called, 'Facing history and ourselves.' It's an activity that focuses on tolerance."
In a 911 call obtained by our Scripps sister station 9 On Your Side, a residential advisor at the dorm said Wulf had a lot to drink the night before. Her cause of death remains under investigation. The Butler County coroner will run toxicology tests, but those results would take weeks to be returned.
The school sent a notice out to the campus on Sunday and offered counseling services to students.