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Mun Memorial Service Held at Chapel

By Beckett W. Sterner


The body recovered from the Charles River last Saturday was confirmed to be Daniel S. Mun ’05 by the Suffolk District Attorney this past Tuesday.

In a press release, the DA stated that “evidence uncovered by state police detectives assigned to the district attorney's office suggests that the manner of death was suicide.”

The autopsy established the cause of death as drowning and reported that there was no external trauma on Mun’s body.

If the investigation confirms the death as a suicide, it will be the first suicide by an undergraduate at MIT in three years. The last one was that of Julia M. Carpenter ’03 in 2001.

Not including Mun, 48 undergraduate and graduate students at MIT have committed suicide in the past 39 years.