SDSU Student Falls Off Roof at Paseo Place Apartments, Dies

A San Diego State student has died Friday after falling nearly 60 feet from the roof of an apartment complex near the campus.

Emergency personnel were called to Paso Place Apartments on Lindo Paseo after Melissa Kennon, 19, fell from the roof just before 4 a.m., according to the San Diego Medical Examiner's Office.

A lieutenant with the San Diego Police told NBC 7 Kennon was with a friend up on the roof when it appears the woman got a little too close to the edge of the building and fell.

Officials say alcohol was involved in the incident.

Kennon was transported to Mercy Hospital, where she died later that morning. She was a sophomore studying psychology.

“Our community is deeply saddened by the passing of Melissa Kennon," said a statement releaed by Eric Rivera, SDSU vice president of student affairs. "Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and loved ones, who have shared with us how much Melissa loved SDSU. It is heartbreaking when a young life is lost. We will honor Melissa by Sharing strength and support with one another as we process through this difficult time.”

The housing complex is north of Montezuma Road and west of Campanile Drive near the edge of the SDSU campus.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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