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Student died in East Village early Saturday morning

Jocelyn Pascucci, a sophomore marine vertebrate biology student, died early Saturday morning in the East Village, according to police. 

Pascucci, of East Meadow, N.Y., was found unconscious in a building on 125th E. 12th St. and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital, police said.  She was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.

Cause of death will be determined when the medical exam is completed, police said.

Sunday, Feb. 17, 5:46 p.m. Jerrold L. Stein, dean of students, issued a statement to the university community this morning about Pascucci.

“Jocelyn is described by faculty, friends and staff who knew her as being selfless in her dedication to help others,” Stein said in an email which informed the campus community of Pascucci’s death. “Many described her as a gifted student and as being caring, generous and having a wonderful sense of humor and a contagious laugh.”

Funeral arrangements will be listed on the Dean of Students website upon availability, and students are encouraged by Stein to seek support from the campus resources to “deal with this difficult time.”

Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:00 p.m. Marty Freda, sophomore, said he knew Pascucci to be very nice and never heard her say anything bad about anyone else.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. According to “The New York Post,” Pascucci may have had a heart condition which could have been affected by a night of drinking.

However, police said exact cause of death will not be known until the medical exam is completed.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:21 p.m. Jocelyn Pascucci, a sophomore marine vertebrate biology major, died early Saturday morning in the East Village.

Pascucci, of East Meadow, N.Y., was found unconscious in a building on 125th E. 12th St. and was taken to Beth Israel Hospital.  She was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.

As of press time, the cause of death is not known, and the investigation is ongoing.

Check back for updates.

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