By Paula Ann Solis
The body of a male Baylor student was found today in a chemically hazardous vehicle near University Parks Drive and Donaldson Lane, said Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media communications.
“It’s heartbreaking and just a terrible tragedy,” Fogleman said in the official university statement regarding the incident. “Our hearts go out this his family, friends and classmates and all those who knew and loved him. The university will be proving opportunities for students and faculty to gather together to share in their grief.”
Fogleman said she could not release the name of the student or his classification until authorities notify his family.
Officer Steve Anderson with the Waco Police Department said Waco police were the first to respond to the scene but after they realized the location was outside Waco’s city limits, the case was turned over to the McLennan County Sherriff’s office.
The Baylor Police Department has not confirmed their involvement with the investigation but a Baylor police vehicle was seen at the site.