“The investigation into the death of a freshman student is ongoing and will take several weeks,” ISU President Deborah Curtis said in a message to the university community Wednesday.
Dylan McConkey, 18, from Peotone, Illinois, died Sunday. His roommates found him at Cromwell Hall. The investigation is being conducted by ISU Police Department, the Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Coroner’s Office.
Curtis said, “Dr. Michelle Soliz, Vice President for Student Affairs, will attend McConkey’s funeral on behalf of ISU. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, August 29, at Feede-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, 112 W. Main St., Peotone, Illinois.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 30, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Peotone Cemetery.
McConkey’s was a graduate of Peotone High School Class of 2021.
“Dylan was kindhearted and had an infectious smile. He enjoyed playing basketball and sand volleyball with his friends and catfishing with his dad. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Bulls especially, Michael Jordan and the Washington Redskins. He collected basketball jerseys and basketball shoes, and also loved music and enjoyed collecting vinyl records. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone,” according to his obituary.
McConkey is survived by his parents, Brian and Alexis Gamundoy, a brother, a grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends, according to the obituary.