To the Temple community:
I have some very sad news to report.
Daniel Duignam, 21, a third-year business student from Tatamy in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, was found dead just before 10 p.m. Saturday in his off-campus apartment on the 1700 block of Diamond Street. It appears Daniel died from gunshot wounds. Temple University Police and Philadelphia Police are investigating. While there are many questions yet to be answered, they do not believe that this was a random act. Temple University will enhance patrols in the areas surrounding campus as the investigation moves forward.
Anyone with information about Daniel’s death is urged to call 215-204-1234 or use the confidential tip line at 215-204-6493.
On behalf of everyone at Temple, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Daniel’s family and friends at this tragic time. They are in the thoughts and prayers of us all.
The death of a member of Temple University’s community takes an enormous emotional toll on all of us. That is especially true amid the stress that occurs during finals and the close of the academic year. I urge everyone to seek help should you experience difficulty during this time. Tuttleman Counseling Services will be open today (Sunday) from 1 to 4 p.m., and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-in hours are available daily.
Richard M. Englert