Indian-American Student Found Dead in Indiana Nature Preserve, Authorities Confirm Suicide
Authorities have determined that Sameer Kamath, a 23-year-old Indian-American student at Purdue University, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Kamath, a US citizen, was discovered deceased in the woods of NICHES Land Trust – Crow’s Grove in Williamsport, Indiana, on February 5 around 5pm.
According to Justin Brummett, Coroner at Warren County Coroner’s Office, a forensic autopsy conducted on February 6 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, confirmed the cause of death. The preliminary findings indicated a "gunshot wound of the head," leading to Kamath's demise by "suicide." However, the investigation is ongoing, and a toxicology report is pending to provide further insights.
In a press release issued by the coroner’s office, Brummett stated, “Through extensive investigation by the Warren County Coroner’s Office in conjunction with multiple other local and federal agencies, we are now able to release a preliminary cause and manner of death.” The release highlights the collaborative effort involved in uncovering the circumstances surrounding Kamath's tragic passing, shedding light on the preliminary findings while emphasizing the ongoing nature of the investigation.