Police: UF Student Apparently Jumped to His Death

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a 26-year-old journalism student apparently jumped to his death from a stairwell in the west stands of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at the University of Florida.
University police spokesman Brad Barber says that Michael Richard Edmonds Jr. was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m. Sunday.
Barber says there is no indication of foul play and investigators were still trying to determine what happened.
Court records indicate Edmonds was arrested Saturday on a DUI charge.
A student told the newspaper she was outside the stadium when she heard a loud noise. She saw a body on the sidewalk and called 911 while others tried to revive the man.
Barber says the stadium is open in the offseason, but the stairwell appeared to be locked.


8195 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407 Station: 850-234-7777 News: 850-230-5221 Fax: 850-233-6647 FCC Form 398
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 147590645