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UNC Student Falls to His Death

Posted October 21, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill police have issued a statement saying that 18-year-old Matthew Burnore's death was a suicide.

A UNC-CH freshman, Burnore was found lying on the ground after he toppled from a third-floor balcony in Ehringhaus Residence Hall. Another student placed an emergency 9-1-1 call just before 9 a.m. Monday. That student also lives in the Ehringhaus dormitory, a newer high-rise on South Campus.

Police spent most of Monday afternoon interviewing other students in the dorm. They say they formed their conclusion based on those interviews and finding a suicide note in Burnore's room.

Police have said there was no evidence drugs or alcohol were a factor.