Dec. 27, 2004

Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858.

Chancellor’s statement on death of student Christopher J. Martell

University of Kansas Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway made the following statement in response to the death Dec. 23 of Christopher Joseph Martell, 18, a freshman from Kansas City, Kan. Martell, who died in Kansas City, Kan., was a 2004 graduate of Sumner Academy for the Arts and Sciences and was enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering at KU. He was a resident of McCollum Hall. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kan. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. and Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph A. Butler and Son Funeral Home, 19th and Minnesota, Kansas City, Kan.

" On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express my profound sorrow at the death of Christopher Martell. We are filled with great sadness at the word of this tragic loss of such a bright young man, and we offer our condolences to his family and friends."

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