Death of 19-year-old Rutgers student may be alcohol-related: police

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (PIX11) — Police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Rutgers University student who died early this morning at a New Jersey hospital.

Caitlyn P. Jovacs of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital  by friends around 3 a.m. and appeared to be in distress while attending a small party at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house at 78 College Ave. in New Brunswick.

Jovacs was pronounced dead at 3:19 a.m.

Initial investigations have shown that the death may be alcohol-related. The cause of death will be determined by an autopsy by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Fischer of the Rutgers University Police Department at (848) 932-8025, Detective Abode of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745-5217, or Detective Temple of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.

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