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SFSU police seek witnesses to fatal fall on campus



Ellen Griffin
SFSU Office of Public Affairs & Publications
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs & Publications


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2005 -- The San Francisco State University Police Department asks that anyone with knowledge of the fatal fall of Ivan Zimmerman at the Village at Centennial Square on Saturday, Dec. 3 contact the department immediately, at (415) 338-3069.

Zimmerman, 21, was observed falling from an exterior stairwell at Building A of the Village at Centennial Square at about 10:50 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital by paramedics and pronounced dead on arrival at 11:22 p.m.

Zimmerman was not a resident of Centennial Village and was not currently enrolled in classes at the University. Originally from Pleasanton, Calif., he matriculated at SFSU in 2002, and lived near campus in the Villas Parkmerced.

"To lose a young person, so suddenly and tragically, shocks and saddens the entire campus community," said SFSU President Robert A. Corrigan. "Our hearts and prayers go out to Mr. Zimmerman's family and friends."

The University is offering counseling to any students, faculty and staff who feel impacted by the incident. Those interested should contact Psychological Services on campus.

The City and County of San Francisco Police Department and Medical Examiner's office are leading the investigation into the incident, with assistance from the University Police Department. University police ask that anyone who saw or spoke with Zimmerman on the evening of Dec. 3, or anyone who witnessed any disturbance in the general area of Building A and the entrance to Mary Ward Hall on that evening, assist with the investigation by contacting the University Police Department.



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