John Patrick Howard was a student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) and member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. On Wednesday, his body was tragically found in the basement of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house on campus.
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According to the WKU police report, John's body had been there for about 12 hours before being discovered. A handwritten note addressed to John's family was also found near his body.
At this early stage of the ongoing investigation, no foul play is suspected in John's death based on the initial police findings.
This is undoubtedly devastating news for John Patrick Howard's family, the members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and the entire WKU community. While details are still limited, police emphasize there is no threat to campus safety related to John's passing. The difficult investigation continues as friends and family mourn his untimely death.
Western Kentucky University student John "Jay" Howard tragically died at the off-campus Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house. He was 21 years old and originally from Kentucky but not the Bowling Green area specifically.
The Warren County Coroner's Office is investigating Howard's death as a suicide. WKU police also responded and continue looking into what happened.
WKU spokesperson Jace Lux shared condolences for Howard's family, loved ones and friends. Lux said the university is providing counseling for affected students through the WKU Counseling Center.
Howard's death is undoubtedly painful news for the WKU community. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities currently believe he took his own life at the fraternity house. The university is focused on comforting grieving students closest to Howard while allowing police to continue determining all the details surrounding this tragedy.