Man Found Dead At Hialeah Campus

A man was found dead near the parking garage at Hialeah Campus on Nov. 20; police are treating it as a suicide.  

It is believed the man jumped from the parking garage, according to Hialeah Police Department detective Jose Torres. His body was discovered by a public safety officer who was doing routine patrols at around 4:15 a.m. Hialeah Fire personnel pronounced him dead shortly after.  

Police did not release the man’s identity because next of kin had not been notified. According to Miami Dade College’s Director of Communications Juan Mendieta, the man was not a student or employee at the College.

About 45 minutes after the man’s body was discovered, the College sent a series of MDC alerts through social media and text message notifying students that classes were canceled until 10 a.m. The alerts warned students to not enter the campus because of police activity.

Another MDC alert was sent around 6:30 a.m., notifying students that campus officials and the Hialeah Police Department had cleared the situation and that classes would resume at 7 a.m..

“If anybody is thinking of hurting themselves or others, they can receive help from multiple agencies including the Hialeah Police Department and professionals,” Torres said.

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Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.