University News

Family awaits details on death of Dawkins ‘13.5

By
City & State Editor
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Three weeks after the body of Michael Dawkins ’13.5 was found in Peru,  friends and family are still waiting for information from the Peruvian or American  embassies about the details surrounding his death, said sister Erika Dawkins.

Dawkins was last seen Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., and his Brown key was last activated Oct. 18 at 1:39 a.m., according to a report filed with the Providence Police Department.

After Dawkins was reported missing, officers searched his room and determined his laptop and phone were  missing. The search revealed Dawkins had purchased a round-trip ticket to Lima, Peru, according to the report.

The ticket indicated Dawkins would leave the country Oct. 18 and return Oct. 24, according to the report.

The report was not filed until Oct. 23, when a friend of Dawkins noticed his absence and contacted the Department of Public Safety. The friend requested anonymity because he feared alienating himself from Dawkins’ other friends.

DPS found that Dawkins’ Brown email account was last logged into Oct. 22, according to the report.

Officials from the Peruvian embassy said they had no new information regarding Dawkins’ death.

The University scheduled a memorial service this Friday in Manning Chapel.