UTPA body identified as Edinburg North High School student
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:06:12 GMT —
A body found on the UTPA campus on Monday morning has been identified as an 18-year-old Edinburg North High School student.
University of Texas Pan American police said the body of the young woman's body was identified on Monday evening and that her family was notified.
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District officials identified the student as 18-year-old Brenda Dominguez.
Construction worker's found Dominguez's body next to an outdoor staircase at the school's Science Building early Monday morning.
It's not clear why she had come to campus but UTPA officials told Action 4 News that her death has been ruled as a suicide based on preliminary autopsy results.
Edinburg CISD Reacts
Edinburgh CISD spokesman Gilbert Tagle told Action 4 News that Dominguez was a recent arrival to Edinburg North High School.
Tagle said Dominugez transferred in from a school in Iowa back in August 2011.
According to school records, Dominguez had been living with relatives in the Edinburg area.
School district officials are making counseling services available to students and staff at Edinburg North High School.
Science Building Closed
UTPA officials said the Sciene Building will remain closed all day Tuesday.
All classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day and will resume as scheduled on Wednesday morning.
UTPA officials are offering counseling services for any student who needs them.
"The UTPA community sends its condolences to the family and the school district," school officials said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of tragedy. UTPA administrators would also like to remind everyone that the campus is safe and there is no imminent danger to students, faculty or staff."