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Stony Brook Student Found Dead in NYC

Jocelyn Pascucci suffered from rare heart condition, according to reports.

A 19-year-old Stony Brook student and East Meadow resident was found dead in a Manhattan apartment building Saturday morning.

According to Newsday [paid link]:

Jocelyn Pascucci was found unconscious about 5 a.m. inside the condominium at 125 E. 12th St. near Third Avenue, according to the NYPD. Paramedics rushed her to Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan, where she was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.

Multiple reports stated Pascucci, a sophomore at Stony Brook, had a rare heart condition and was out partying with friends.

"She was disoriented and slurring. We thought she was drunk," Jocelyn's father, Richard Pascucci, told the Daily News. "We thought we were going to pick her up, take her home and yell at her tomorrow morning. But by the time we got there, the fire department was there doing CPR on her in the foyer."

Pascucci was a marine biology major at Stony Brook and a fellow of the Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture, & Humanities. A self-written bio of Pascucci on Stony Brook's website read:

I consider myself artsy, as I like drawing, painting, and all other sorts of art-based things. My hobbies include reading, shopping, drinking lots of coffee, watching nature documentaries (I'm kind of science nerd!), and just hanging around with friends.

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