DEVELOPING: UGA Student Found Dead in Russell Hall

A student is dead tonight at the University of Georgia. UGA Police officers found 21-year-old university student Mikal Ghirmazghi dead in Russell Hall dormitory. Ghirmazghi was a student as well as a Resident Assistant at the University.

UGA student Mikal Ghirmazghi (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

The police responded to the scene at 6:03 p.m. Grady Newsource reporters have been on the scene tonight. We will have updates as the story develops.

10:47 PM Prayer vigil for Mikal Ghirmazghi held outside of Russell Hall. Grady Newsource did not shoot the event as friends and families asked to mourn peacefully. We respected their wishes.

10:09 PM Police Chief Jimmy Williamson gives the facts of UGA student death.

Ghirmazghi’s body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to determine the cause of her death.

9:45 PM Emotions are running high for UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson. This is the latest in a series of student deaths at the university.

9:30 PM Emergency response vehicles began leaving the scene.

8:25 PM UGA Police released information confirming the death of 21-year-old UGA student Mikal Ghirmazghi. The cause of her death is still unknown. An investigation is underway.

UGA Police Media Release

7:40 PM  Grady Newsource reporters Kevni Woodside, Kendall Trammell, and Wade Barron arrived at Russell Hall where UGA police and coroners responded to the death of a UGA student.


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