Kamil Jackowski, a 19-year-old college student from Arlington Heights, Illinois, died on Sunday, April 30, after being found unresponsive in his Missouri motel room during a fraternity formal event.
Jackowski, a freshman studying pre-business at the University of Iowa, was found around 7:00 A.M. in his room at the Camden on the Lake motel in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
According to a news release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, fire department and ambulance personnel arrived on the scene and began performing CPR on Jackowski. He was later transported to Lake Regional Hospital where he would be pronounced dead. Camden County Sheriff’s Lt. Arlyne Page said foul play is not suspected.
Jackson, who was in Missouri for a Sigma Chi fraternity event, underwent an autopsy in Springfield, Missouri, on Monday, May 1.
Via NBC Chicago:
In a statement published in the Daily Iowan, the school’s Greek life council announced it was banning out-of-town formals and alcohol until further notice.
“These bans are not to be seen as punishments,” the statement reads. “Rather, they are an acknowledgment that we must address the pervasive and dangerous alcohol culture that exists within our community.”
The president of the fraternity, Emmet Corrigan, told the newspaper in a statement Jackowski was “an intelligent, kind, caring and loyal friend who will be greatly missed.”
A GoFundMe was created to raise money for Jackowski’s funeral. Similarly, an online petition was created to ask Hersey High School, where Jackowski played, to retire his jersey.
Lyn Redington, dean of students at University of Iowa, said in a statement to the university:
“I am saddened to inform you of the loss of a student from the Hawkeye family. We offer our deepest condolences to Kamil’s family, friends, and loved ones.”
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