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Castillo death ruled suicide

According to an article published by the Boston Globe on Tuesday, the death of Nicolas E. Del Castillo ’14 has been ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office. Castillo’s death certificate, filed on Monday, lists his cause of death as asphyxia. Castillo’s body was found in his room on the 4th floor of East Campus’ West parallel on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Castillo was born on Aug. 13, 1993 in Bogotá, Colombia. He entered MIT in fall 2010 and planned to major in mathematics. In an obituary written by the MIT News Office, Chancellor Eric Grimson PhD ’80 called Castillo’s death “a tragedy for the MIT community.”

A memorial service was held on Sunday at the MIT chapel. Castillo’s parents were in attendance.

—Stan Gill