WILLIMANTIC, CT. (THECOUNT) — Lee Barrett, an Eastern Connecticut State University student, has been identified as the body found in an on-campus parking garage Wednesday night.

Barrett of Hamden, was found unresponsive while inside a vehicle in the Shakespeare parking garage at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.


The medical examiner’s office was notified and will make the determination regarding cause of Barrett’s death, reports NBCCT.

The university’s campus police department is investigating and school officials said there is no evidence to indicate foul play.

Counseling services are being made available to the campus community.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lee’s family and friends during their time of grief,” Eastern President Elsa Núñez said in a statement. “This is a tragic loss for them and our entire campus community.”


Geo quick facts: Willimantic is a census-designated place, former city and borough. It is located in the town of Windham in Windham County, Connecticut. Known as “Thread City” for the American Thread Company’s mills along the Willimantic River, it was a center of the textile industry in the 19th century – Wikipedia.