St. Bonaventure Student Found Dead

November 24, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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November 24, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 10:24 AM EDT

A Saint Bonaventure University student who had been missing since Friday has been found dead.

Campus Officials identified the student to Eyewitness News as Tyler S. Davis of Rochester, a sophomore who lived in Devereux Hall.

Investigators say 19-year-old Davis was last seen leaving a house party in the Village of Allegany early Saturday morning and walking towards campus.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's deputies spent the weekend searching for the sophomore.

Plans to remember the student have been scheduled for Sunday evening.

University officials would not comment in any way regarding what led to his death.

Saint Bonaventure University released the following statement Sunday:

It is with immense sadness that we advise the campus community that the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon informed University officials that they found St. Bonaventure University sophomore Tyler S. Davis deceased near the west entrance of the campus. We are sharing this information with the campus community now that police have confirmed that Tyler’s family has been notified.

Tyler, from Rochester, was a History major at the University. His family has expressed deep appreciation to the campus community, police and emergency response officials for their efforts.

As we mourn this terrible tragedy, the University Counseling staff will remain available from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Devereux Hall Lounge and University Ministries in the Thomas Merton Center. He will be remembered at the 7 p.m. Mass and all members of the campus community are invited to a prayer service at the University Chapel in Doyle Hall at 9 p.m. tonight.

Individual residence hall meetings will be announced by residence life staff shortly.

We know our entire University family will keep the Davis family and friends in thought and prayer at this very sad time. If you have any information that you think could be helpful to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department as they continue the investigation, please contact them at 716-938-9191.

-Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F.
University President