University officials are saddened to share that local law enforcement officials have confirmed the death of missing University of Colorado Boulder student Mikhail “Misha” Solok, whose family reported him missing on March 14.
Boulder County authorities found Solok a few miles northeast of campus within the city limits. The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation, but no foul play is suspected at this time, according to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office.
“We are heartbroken to learn of Misha’s death, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said CU Boulder Police Chief Doreen Jokerst. “We thank all who provided tips or assisted in the search for Misha over the past month, including the FBI and our local law enforcement partners.”
Solok, 20, was from Aurora, Colorado, and was studying political science.
“Our hearts go out to Misha’s family and friends,” Dean of Students Sandy Jones said. “We encourage all who need support during this difficult time to talk to a friend or a family member or to seek professional support through the many campus resources available.”
Included among the campus support services available to students, staff and faculty are the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS). Many other campus resources can be found on the campus website.