Body found at GVSU's Pew Campus
Police determine cause of death natural
GVL / Robert Mathews
The body of a young man was found on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus early Monday morning.
The body of a man was found on Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus early this morning.
Phu Quoc Thieu Tran, 38, died of natural causes, said Lt. Patrick Merrill,
of the Grand Rapids Police Department. Merrill said Tran died from arteriosclerotic
cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), a disease that is caused by deposit buildups in the
arteries and can lead to a heart attack.
GVSU’s Pew Security noticed the body while doing a routine parking lot check
just after 8 a.m. and notified the Grand Rapids Police, who arrived on the scene at 8:30 a.m.
Tran was found reclined in the front seat of a white Toyota that was parked
in the faculty and staff parking lot between the DeVos building and the parking structure.
He was a student at Grand Rapids Community College and was believed to
have been using GVSU’s computer labs to search for heart attack symptoms
on Sunday night. GVSU had closed down the parking lot until
Tran’s body was removed from campus around 10 a.m. this morning.