Police Probe Harvard Grad Student’s Death In RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities are investigating the death of a Harvard University graduate student they say may have suffered a fatal head injury in a fall.

Police say they do not have any evidence suggesting the death of 31-year-old Kolajo Paul Afolabi, who lived in Providence, is suspicious.

Providence police Lt. George Stamatakos said Afolabi was last heard from at 9 a.m. Wednesday when he went for his daily run.

Stamatakos said a passerby found him about 45 minutes later.

Stamatakos said Afolabi was reported missing to police at about 11:10 p.m. Wednesday. He was identified Thursday by his family.

Harvard spokesman Michael Rodman said Afolabi was a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Education. Brown University spokesman Mark Nickel said Afolabi became an adjunct lecturer in the education department this semester.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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