A University of Arkansas at Monticello student was found dead in her residence hall room Dec. 8. Preliminary investigations indicate her death was the result of an apparent suicide.
The body of Louveri Wages, a 19-year-old freshman wildlife management major from DeWitt, was found in her room in Horsfall Hall at approximately 1:30 a.m. UAM officials immediately notified the Arkansas State Police.
According to State Police Investigator Scott Woodward, the matter is still under investigation. The body was taken to Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. The Drew County coroner indicated that, because the death was unattended, the body would be transported to the state crime laboratory in Little Rock.
UAM officials assembled a crisis intervention team shortly after 2 a.m. to provide counseling and other services to students. Crisis intervention centers have been set up in Royer Hall lounge and Horsfall Hall lobby for students who would like to speak to a counselor. Area public school counselors and directors of the campus religious centers along with campus personnel are staffing the centers.
The funeral service will be held at Essex Funeral Home in DeWitt, Ark., on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. The University is offering transportation to the service. Students/faculty or staff who need transportation and would like to attend the service should meet in the University Center Green Room at 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 12.
All questions concerning the ongoing investigation should be directed to Scott Woodward of the Arkansas State Police. All other inquiries should be made to Jim Brewer, director of media services at UAM.
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