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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.

Walk-in counseling is available weekdays in E23 from 2–4 p.m. People may also call 617-253-2916.

“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.

—Nick Bushak