This morning, Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello released information on the cause of Bethany Nesbitt’s death. The report reads:
“After a complete investigation and autopsy, the cause of death has been ruled natural due to a pulmonary embolus that had not been previously detected. While COVID did play a role in contributing to the death, it was not caused by COVID.”
Bethany Nesbitt, a 20-year-old student studying psychology from Grand Ledge, Michigan, was found deceased in her dorm room on Oct. 30.
Grace College President Dr. Bill Katip made the following statement:
“Grace College students, faculty and staff continue to pray for the Nesbitt family and mourn the loss of a beloved classmate and friend, Bethany Nesbitt. We are also working with the family to honor Bethany’s legacy. She will always be remembered for her joyful spirit, her love for the Lord and others and her positive impact on campus.”
“It is in times like these that our only sure and true comfort comes from knowing the Lord, the God of all creation. I am reminded of what the psalmist says in Psalm 73: ‘My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.’”
Grace College has detailed protocol and procedures in place to care for students, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus and to monitor anyone on campus with COVID-19 symptoms. These procedures were followed in the care of Bethany Nesbitt.