October 17, 2007
source Rider University http://www.rider.edu
We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of one of our students, 18-year old Westminster Choir College freshman Justin R. Warfield. We know that we speak for the entire University when we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family.
Justin was pronounced dead this morning at University Medical Center at Princeton. We are fully cooperating with all officials investigating the cause of death and will share information with you as it is learned. There are currently no other details available.
Our counseling and campus ministry staff will be available for all students, faculty and staff on both campuses. We will plan a memorial service for Justin and will inform you of the specific time and location.
College Student's Death Investigated
October 17, 2007 - Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine what caused an 18-year-old college student to suddenly die.
The student attended the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Rider University has identified the student as Justin Warfield of Columbia, Maryland. The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said Warfield was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Officials said he was taken by friends to another friend's apartment on Witherspoon Street around 11:30 Tuesday night. A few hours later, the friend and resident of the apartment noticed Warfield was not breathing, began CPR and called 911. The student was transported to Princeton Medical Center and pronounced dead around 6:00 this morning.