Student death in October ruled suicide

The October death of Truman State University senior Abigail Fones was ruled a suicide.

Fones, a communication disorders major, died Oct. 21 in her home in Kirksville. Janna Stoskopf, vice president for student affairs, informed students of Fones’ death in a campus-wide email following her death. In her email, Stoskopf said students are welcome to contact her with concerns and encouraged students to seek mental health assistance, if needed, from her office or University Counseling Services.

On Tuesday, Adair County Coroner Brian Noe confirmed to The Index the official cause of death was suicide.