Police investigating death of UWL student

UWL officials say Connor Glynn, 19, is dead, but the cause of death is still unknown

Police are investigating the death of a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student.

University officials said Connor Glynn, 19, is dead, but how he died is still unknown.

Chancellor Joe Gow said he would not call Glynn’s death suspicious, because he doesn’t believe there is any danger to students. There are just a lot of unanswered questions.

Glynn was found on campus in Angell Hall Sunday night by students who Vice Chancellor Paula Knudson said performed potentially lifesaving measures.

What actually caused Glynn’s death is under investigation by campus police, but there have been a lot of rumors being spread about the death, which staff and students are doing their best to minimize until accurate information is found.

“What I can say is that, for me, the facts don’t matter. The only fact that really matters at this point in time is that we lost a young man, and that he made a very positive (impact) in a very short time with us and on this earth, and I want to be respectful of him, and I want to be respectful of those who loved him most closely,” Knudson said.

Knudson and Gow said the loss of any student is incredibly tragic, and the focus is to be there for those grieving and mourning this loss.

“Whenever we lose a student, it’s very painful for the community, because obviously, this is somebody that had a roommate. They had people that lived in the residence halls on a floor. They were in classes with other students and faculty and staff working with the students,” Gow said.

Knudson said she has been receiving calls from students’ parents, having heard the rumors, asking questions about campus safety. She said the campus is a safe environment, and everyone is just working on helping the UW-L community heal.

The UW-L Police Department is investigating the death with the help of the La Crosse Police Department.

An all campus email is expected to go out Friday notifying all students and staff about the tragedy.