Deceased Man Found on Campus this Morning

Friday, February 26, 2021, 12:45pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police, Sonoma State Police Department
The Sonoma State Police Department and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department Coroner’s Division are investigating the death of a local resident who was found near the Butterfly Garden on campus early this morning, February 26. At this time, there is nothing to suggest foul play in this case.
Community members walking in the area called 911 around 7:50 a.m., and directed first responders, including fire and police personnel, to where the person was located.
The Coroner’s Division has identified the man, who is not a student or employee with Sonoma State University, and they are attempting to notify his family. 
For campus community members needing emotional support, Counseling and Psychological Services are available for any student at 707-664-2153 and our Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters by Empathia, is available for staff and faculty.