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Missing Bonaventure Student Found Dead



(WBEN) - A missing St. Bonavanture sophomore has been found dead near the school's West Entrance, according to University officials.

Tyler Davis, 23,  was a history major from Rochester.  The Cattaraugus County Sherrif's Office is investigating the death.

Davis was a sophomore who lived in Devereux Hall on campus. The Olean Times Herald reports he was last seen shortly after midnight Friday walking toward campus after  leaving a party on E. Union St. in  Allegany

Davis was remembered during the university's Sunday evening mass and grief counselors will remain on campus. The Cattaraugus County Sheriffs Office says that an autopsy has revealed no trauma or physical injuries on Davis. The autopsy showed that it is likely Davis succumbed to the cold. A toxicology report is pending.

Here's the statement released by University Officials Sunday evening

It is with immense sadness that we advise the campus community that the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon informed University officials that they found St. Bonaventure University sophomore Tyler S. Davis deceased near the west entrance of the campus. We are sharing this information with the campus community now that police have confirmed that Tyler’s family has been notified.

Tyler, from Rochester, was a History major at the University. His family has expressed deep appreciation to the campus community, police and emergency response officials for their efforts.

As we mourn this terrible tragedy, the University Counseling staff will remain available from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Devereux Hall Lounge and University Ministries in the Thomas Merton Center. He will be remembered at the 7 p.m. Mass and all members of the campus community are invited to a prayer service at the University Chapel in Doyle Hall at 9 p.m. tonight.

Individual residence hall meetings will be announced by residence life staff shortly.

We know our entire University family will keep the Davis family and friends in thought and prayer at this very sad time. If you have any information that you think could be helpful to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department as they continue the investigation, please contact them at 716-938-9191.

-Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.
University President


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