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The family of a 19-year-old student whose corpse was in a residence at the University of Canterbury for almost eight weeks (photo) before it was discovered, has broken his silence

Destroyed student family whose corpse has been in a university residence for 8 EIGHT weeks before being discovered, breaks their silence

  • The 19-year-old student believed he was Mason Pendrous and was found dead on Monday
  • The body was in a university hall in Christchurch for eight weeks before it was found
  • He reportedly lived at the end of a corridor and was not expected to clean up the staff
  • & # 39; It is not correct, it is not correct at any level, & # 39; a relative of the young man said
  • Do you know more E-mail charlie.coe@mailonline.co.uk
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The family of a 19-year-old student whose corpse was in a university residence for almost eight weeks before it was discovered has broken his silence.

The body of the young man, presumably that of Mason Pendrous, was found on Monday evening in an accommodation at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand after other students noticed a foul odor.

Although the cause of death of the student is unknown, he reportedly lived at the end of a corridor in the university residence where staff were not expected to clean.

The family of a 19-year-old student whose corpse was in a residence at the University of Canterbury for almost eight weeks (photo) before it was discovered, has broken his silence

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The family of a 19-year-old student whose corpse was in a residence at the University of Canterbury for almost eight weeks (photo) before it was discovered, has broken his silence

A specialized victim identification team was called on site to identify the man because of the time his body had not been discovered.

"It's not good, it's just not good at every level," a relative of Mr. Pendrous said stuff.

A friend of the student, who had visited Scots College in Wellington, described him as a & # 39; good and confident man & # 39; but someone who could go out of the schedule for a week or so & # 39 ;.

The fully catered Sonoda accommodation of $ NZD 16,849 per year (AUD $ 15,677) in which the student's body was found, advertises itself as providing & # 39; pastoral care & # 39; to its residents.

But the country's education minister Chris Hipkins said the case & # 39; a number of questions & # 39; about the support system at the university.

& # 39; When you enter a residence or hostel, you pay a top dollar for not only a roof over your head, but also for the pastoral care that goes with it, & he said.

A friend of the student, who had studied at Scots College in Wellington, described him as a & # 39; good and confident man & # 39; but someone who could go out of the schedule for a week or so & # 39; (photo from University of Canterbury)
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A friend of the student, who had studied at Scots College in Wellington, described him as a & # 39; good and confident man & # 39; but someone who could go out of the schedule for a week or so & # 39; (photo from University of Canterbury)

A friend of the student, who had studied at Scots College in Wellington, described him as a & # 39; good and confident man & # 39; but someone who could go out of the schedule for a week or so & # 39; (photo from University of Canterbury)

& # 39; I clearly think that has not been present in this case. & # 39;

Cheryl de la Rey, vice-chancellor of the university, said in a statement on Wednesday that a comprehensive independent investigation would be conducted into the student's death.

& # 39; Despite the comprehensive pastoral care programs, it is unthinkable for us to imagine how these circumstances could have occurred & she said.

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Another Canterbury student said that the level of social support at the university did not meet their expectations.

They claimed that they only saw their residential assistant once a week, which is meant to provide support to a group of assigned students throughout the year.

The country's education minister Chris Hipkins said the case & # 39; a number of questions & # 39; calls up about the support system at the university (stock image)

The country's education minister Chris Hipkins said the case & # 39; a number of questions & # 39; calls up about the support system at the university (stock image)

The country's education minister Chris Hipkins said the case & # 39; a number of questions & # 39; calls up about the support system at the university (stock image)

& # 39; When I think of the procedures that CLV (Campus Living Villages) has put in place to make sure the residents are okay, I see how it could happen & they said.

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& # 39; We have no idea who runs this place, there is an overwhelming lack of adult staff in this hall. & # 39;

Police said they worked closely with the family of the deceased and the University of Canterbury after the tragic incident.

& # 39; Police continue to ask a number of questions about what happened to assist the coroner, who will ultimately decide on the cause of death & # 39 ;, senior sergeant Craig Johnson detective.

Campus Living Villages, which manages the accommodation, said they would not comment on the specific circumstances of the man's death because his family asked for privacy.

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