Tragedy Strikes Again at Middlebury College. What Happened?

Last Updated on September 21, 2023, 5:43 am

Recently, reports have prompted that a Middlebury College student. The reports are unconfirmed. Middlebury College has not released any statement to confirm or deny any such report at the moment.

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Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college situated in Middlebury, Vermont. It was founded by Congregationalists in 1800. It has many Schools and colleges, including an undergraduate college, a graduate school for international studies, and a graduate school for the study of literature, literacy and pedagogy.

Tragedy is not new at Middlebury colleges. Middlebury College has mourned the loss of many of its students over the years. Many cases remain a puzzle to this day. No one could know for sure as to what circumstances caused the tragedy.

In October 2021, a student named Yan Zhou at Middlebury College was found dead by suicide in her residence hall room on the campus. She was 20 years old. She was from Beijing, China and was a member of the class of 2023.

Rebecca Ball, a seventeen-year-old Middlebury Union High School senior, went missing in April 2023. She was autistic. Middlebury Union School is affiliated with Middlebury College. The Vermont State Police conducted a statewide search for the missing teen. More than 100 community members volunteered in her search, going door-to-door and hanging posters. After a week of search, the canine unit found her body about a mile off of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) path through Belden Falls. According to the Police, her death was not suspicious. There were no signs of foul play or self-harm. The initial reports said that Ball’s death was likely due to “exposure to the elements and hypothermia.”

In October 2018, four women, all first-year students at Middlebury College, were killed as a result of a single-vehicle Highway accident north of the US-Canada border. The students were identified as Iniko Johnson,18, Maika Prewitt, 18, Anisa Gamble, 19, and Tiffany Holmes,19, who was initially hospitalized with critical injuries but did not survive.

Another mysterious case prompted on the college when, in March 2008, a Middlebury College freshman, Nicholas Garza, 19, disappeared in February. After months of searching, his body was found in a nearby creek in May. His autopsy report had no signs of assault or trauma, but it failed to pinpoint the cause of death.
Unconfirmed news is circulating that tragedy has befell another student of Middlebury College. The student has not been identified at the moment. Middlebury College has yet to release a statement to clarify the matter.


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