Iowa State student dies, no foul play suspected


An Iowa State Police officer at a traffic stop on Union Drive. 

Danielle Gehr

Update Nov. 29, 2017: Brendan Numedahl, a freshman in mechanical engineering, died Tuesday night. 

Aaron Delashmutt, associate director with the Iowa State Police, said the investigation is still ongoing and they are waiting for the Coroner’s Office to determine the cause of death. 

Delashmutt said no foul play is suspected at this time. 

Original: A student and resident of Wallace Residence Hall died of undetermined causes Tuesday, Assistant Vice President of Residence Halls Pete Englin said. 

Wallace Hall Director Ashley Trewartha sent out an email to residents of the Nielsen House, offering resources for the residents. 

Residents were invited to a processing space at 9 p.m. Tuesday to give condolences and support, which counseling services staff members were present for. 

“I understand many of you may be thinking and feeling many different things: sadness, anger, disbelief or maybe nothing at all. I am here to tell you that it is OK to be feeling any of these things,” Trewartha wrote in the email. 

For those who need assistance, resources are offered through Student Counseling Services. 

Crisis counseling is also available 24/7 through Student Counseling Services. People can text Iowa State’s Crisis Text Line at 741-741 if they find themselves in a crisis situation after counseling hours or over the weekend.

The ISU Police Department can be contacted at 515-294-4428 for non-emergencies and the Ames Police Department can be contacted at 515-239-5133 for non-emergencies. If there is an emergency, 911 is the number to call.

Mary Greeley Medical Center also provides 24-hour medical care.

Editor’s note: The Daily originally decided to omit the name of the student in order to give time for friends and family to be notified.