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Indiana University junior, 20, is found dead in his dormitory

Indiana University junior, 20, found in his dorm had been ‘dead’ for a while as police rule out foul play, but his brother says autopsy showed ‘no signs of self-harm’

  • Jose Mario ‘Joma’ Leonardo, 20, from Indianapolis, was found dead in his room at Indianapolis University on February 18
  • Campus police conducted a welfare check after his brother said he hadn’t heard from him for a while
  • Officials said Leonardo had been dead for a while and no foul play was suspected
  • Leonardo was a junior and resident life coordinator at Eigenmann Hall

An Indiana University student has been found dead in his dormitory by campus police conducting a welfare check at the request of the victim’s brother.

Jose Mario ‘Joma’ Leonardo, 20, of Indianapolis, was found unresponsive in an Eigenmann Hall room in Bloomington last Thursday.

IU police officers went to Leonardo’s room at 6:40 PM to perform a welfare check after contacting his brother, who told them he hadn’t heard from him for a while.

Jose Mario 'Joma' Leonardo, 20, was found dead in his room at Indianapolis University in Bloomington on February 18

Jose Mario ‘Joma’ Leonardo, 20, was found dead in his room at Indianapolis University in Bloomington on February 18

Campus police conducted a welfare check in Leonardo's room in Eigenmann Hall (pictured) after his brother said he hadn't heard from him in a while

Campus police conducted a welfare check in Leonardo's room in Eigenmann Hall (pictured) after his brother said he hadn't heard from him in a while

Campus police conducted a welfare check in Leonardo’s room in Eigenmann Hall (pictured) after his brother said he hadn’t heard from him in a while

This photo shows a typical dormitory in Eigenmann Hall, not Leonardo's

This photo shows a typical dormitory in Eigenmann Hall, not Leonardo's

This photo shows a typical dormitory in Eigenmann Hall, not Leonardo’s

Police said Leonardo had appeared dead for a while. Foul play is not suspected at this time Indianapolis Star.

Leonardo was a junior and resident life coordinator at IU. He would graduate next year.

His brother Koji Leonardo revealed in a Facebook post that preliminary autopsy results showed no signs of self-harm or foul play.

He also wrote that no cause of death has been determined to date.

Leonardo was a junior and resident life coordinator at Eigenmann Hall

Leonardo was a junior and resident life coordinator at Eigenmann Hall

His brother wrote on Facebook that police found no evidence of foul play or self-harm

His brother wrote on Facebook that police found no evidence of foul play or self-harm

Leonardo was a junior and resident life coordinator at Eigenmann Hall. His brother wrote on Facebook that police found no evidence of foul play or self-harm

“You’ve touched many people’s lives and you’ve shone your kindness over everyone,” the brother wrote in a status update Friday. ‘I’ll always look up to you. I will always be there for you and I am happy to call you my best friend and brother. ‘

Leonardo was a member of the College Democrats group at Indiana University, which posted a message on his Facebook page mourning his death.

Those who knew Joma were inspired by his commitment to progressive change, and we will work to make the change he wanted to see to honor his legacy. He will be sorely missed, ”the post read.

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