The Santa Clara (California) Medical Examiner’s Office says a Kenyan student at Stanford University who was found dead in the dorm room in June died by suicide from poisoning.
24-year-old Norah Borus Chelagat was found dead in her dorm room on the campus of Stanford University on June 14th, 2019. The medical examiner did not release the cause of her death until last week.
Norah, who joined Stanford in 2014, studied Computer Science and was interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to Stanford University. She also ran a coding camp in Kenya, where she spent many of her breaks.
She was ranked as the top student in Nairobi County in the 2013 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, and fourth nationally.
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