February student death ruled suicide

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A picture of the University Counseling Services office. Students approved an increase in the student health fee to increase mental health services on campus. (Photo by Nicolas Telep)

The February death of a Truman State University student on campus has officially been ruled a suicide.

Maya Warr, second-year biology and pre-med student, died Feb. 3 in her room in Missouri Hall. Janna Stoskopf, vice president for student affairs, informed students of Warr’s death the next day in a campus-wide email.

Tuesday, Adair County Coroner Brian Noe confirmed to The Index that Warr’s death was officially ruled a suicide. Noe said the confirmation could take a couple months because his office needed to complete tests and read reports before he could officially rule the death a suicide.

In another University-wide email, Stoskopf said students can contact her with concerns. She encouraged students to seek mental health assistance, if needed, from her office or University Counseling Services.

Janna Stoskopf can be reached at jstoskopf@truman.edu or  (660) 785-5404. University Counseling Services can be reached at (660) 785-4014 during normal business hours and at (660) 665-5621 for the 24-hour crisis line.