Jul 07, 2017MarketComments Off on Chinese grad student found dead in campus dorm
Taipei--A Chinese graduate student studying at National Taiwan University (NTU) was found dead in his campus dormitory room on Friday, and was suspected to have suffered cardiac arrest, Taipei police said.
Identified by his last name "Xu" (?), the student was found by his classmate lying on his bed. The classmate was asked by one of Xu's professors to check on him because he hadn't been able to reach him, the police said.
Officers who arrived at the dormitory around noon found Xu already dead, presumably for over 24 hours.
Prescriptions of his heart medication were also found on the table.
Xu, a graduate student at National Taiwan University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, arrived in Taiwan last year to pursue a graduate degree at NTU.
According to initial findings, Xu had previously dropped out of school in China due to his chronic heart problems.
Local authorities have contacted his family in China to offer them assistance.
Although initial findings suggest cardiac arrest, the police said the coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of Xu's death.