An article at the online news site, InkFreeNews, recounts events prior to the death of Bethany Nesbitt, the 20-year-old Grace College student who was found dead in her dorm room last week. Her family sent a statement to the news site that included a warning about COVID-19. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Nesbitt’s Family Recounts Events Prior To Her Death
Bethany Nesbitt’s family has detailed the circumstances leading up to her death last week in a Grace College dorm room and issued a warning about COVID-19.
The 20-year-old Grace student was found dead at Westminster Hall on Friday, Oct. 30. An autopsy by Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello determined her death was caused by a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) that had not been previously detected.
“While COVID did play a role in contributing to the death, it was not caused by COVID,” Ciriello said in statement.
Nesbitt’s family sent a statement to InkFreeNews on Tuesday, detailing what happened after Bethany started showing symptoms of COVID-19.
“Bethany began experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 the week of Oct. 20. She was tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 22, and began quarantining in her dorm room. (That test result was never delivered, due to an unknown clerical error),” the statement says in part.
“She was communicating frequently with her adoring parents and siblings as she recovered. Bethany knew there was a certain degree of risk in returning to campus this semester, but her choice was clear: She wanted to return to Grace. We are grateful that Grace provided her with a single dorm room, at no additional cost to our family,” the family said.
“While Bethany was sick, her mother worked with Bethany to monitor her oxygen saturation levels, since Bethany was asthmatic. Bethany was also monitored by campus health officials,” the statement said.
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