Hartford police investigate death of Trinity College student


Hartford police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old Trinity College student Tuesday. 

Police say that on Monday, emergency crews responded to 47 Crescent Street for the report of an unresponsive man. Upon arrival, Chase Hyde, a Trinity College student, was found with a weak pulse. 

While crews administered life saving measures, Hyde was pronounced dead on Monday evening. 

Based on his age, detectives from the Major Crimes Division assumed control of the investigation. 

According to police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Hyde had become ill the prior afternoon on Sunday and was vomiting throughout the day and night.

The victim was later found unresponsive the following morning when medical services were called.

Hyde was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy was performed. A toxicology screening was also conducted but the results are pending. 

Police say that there was no evidence on scene that would indicate an “overdose, suicide or anything nefarious” at this time. 

In a statement, Trinity said:

“The college is providing support in numerous ways to students, faculty, and staff during this difficult time. A community gathering was held on campus this afternoon. Counseling and other support services have been made available.  

Trinity is not providing anything further, out of respect for the family’s privacy.”

Hyde was a member of the Class of 2019. 

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