Student death under investigation

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On March 16, 2013

Update: 9 a.m. CDT Thursday, March 21, 2013: A memorial service to honor the memory of Kaitlin D. Brown will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center, 1207 N. Elm St., on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus in Rolla. A candlelight vigil will follow at the Puck on campus. Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend both events. The joint investigation by Rolla and Missouri S&T police into the cause of her death is continuing.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology student was found dead on Saturday (March 16, 2013) in the residence hall where she lived on the campus. The matter is being investigated by campus and local law enforcement agencies.

Missouri S&T police were notified at 2:34 a.m. today that Kaitlin D. Brown, 19, of Mission, Kan., had died in Farrar Hall on campus. She was a sophomore studying business and information technology at the university.

“On behalf of our entire university family, I extend my deepest sympathies to Kaitlin’s family, loved ones and friends,” Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader said. “Our hearts go out to all who knew and loved her.”

Members of Missouri S&T’s counseling staff have been providing counseling services for students in the residence hall. Students who wish to seek counseling services may contact the office of counseling, disability support and student wellness at 204 Norwood Hall on campus or by emailing

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7 thoughts on “Student death under investigation”

  • Jeff Taylor says:

    Kaitlin was my cousin. She will always be remembered for how sweet she was and that beautiful infectious smile. She loved being at Missouri S&T and the friends she had there. We will miss her very much.

  • Joanna says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Kaitlin’s family, friends, and the Missouri S&T family.

  • Laureen Stiles says:

    I have known Kaitlin since she was 8 years old and have watched her her blossom into a beautiful young woman. My heart goes out to her family. No words can be expressed for the loss of such a young beautiful spirit.

  • Kim says:

    Although I did not know Kaitlin or her family, as a parent of a S&T student, I will pray for her family and friends at their time of sorrow.

  • Rami Rishmawi says:

    Gone but never forgotten

  • Stephanie Johnson says:

    Kaitlin was a beautiful and intelligent young lady. I had the opportunity to meet her by means of my daughter who went to SMN high school. This young lady had a smile that would light up a room, and she was very funny. She would come to my shop to get her hair done, if I was having a bad day she knew just what to say to make me smile. I sent my condelence to her family. Kaitlin know that you will be greatly missed .

  • Audrey Richardson says:

    Kaitlin Was A Very Good Friend Of Mine From Shawnee Mission North, She Loved To Sing & Every Passing Period You Would Hear Her Singing Nicki Minaj. I Will Miss You So Much. Gone But Never Forgotten