Deceased UB student identified
Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 22:09
The Greece Athena School District released a statement today identifying the UB student who was found dead Sunday afternoon as freshman Nicholas Arieno.
Arieno, a graduate of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, was 18 years old.
The Buffalo Police Department (BPD) responded to a call at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at 93 Winspear Ave. in the University Heights, where Arieno was found.
BPD Spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Erie County Medical Examiners performed an autopsy and ruled the case “investigation pending.” DeGeorge said this means the results of the autopsy were inconclusive.
BPD does not suspect foul play was involved and is waiting for a toxicology report, which DeGeorge says usually takes around two weeks.
UB Spokesman John Della Contrada said this incident is unrelated to the death of sophomore Paul Englert Jr. in Knox Lecture Hall on Thursday.