PITTMAN CENTER, Tenn. (WDTN) – Investigators in Tennessee are looking into the death of a University of Dayton senior.
Thomas Marshall, 21, died Friday night in Pittman Center near Gatlinburg.
In a release from Logan Carr, chief of police in Pittman Center, he says crews responded to a rental cabin on reports of a possible cardiac arrest patient. That patient was Marshall. An officer performed CPR until paramedic units arrived. Marshall was pronounced dead at Leconte Medical Center. An autopsy will be performed to determine exact cause of death.
A message was sent to students and faculty at the University of Dayton by President Daniel Curran informing them of Marshall.
“We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, friends, professors and our campus community,” said Curran in a statement.
Marshall was from Western Springs, Illinois. He was studying finance while attending the university.
A prayer vigil will take place for Marshall on campus Monday. It is set for 7:30 p.m. inside the Chaminade Chapel. Support is also being given through the counseling center, campus ministry, and residence life staff.