Zwane Death Deemed a Suicide
The death of Kabelo Zwane, a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, has been ruled a suicide, according to Terrel Harris of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
Zwane was found dead in a wooded area in Bedford, Mass. on November 7 by a hiker. A plastic bag containing helium was wrapped around his head. The body was released to relatives in Swaziland on November 16.
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“He was the sweetest guy I’ve ever met … a really kind, soft spoken person,” said Holly B. Sweet, associate director of Experimental Study Group and Zwane’s freshman advisor.
A memorial service will be held after the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Institute chaplain Robert M. Randolph.