ALLENDALE, Michigan (WXYZ) – A candlelit vigil was scheduled for a Wednesday night for a Royal Oak High graduate student as his sudden death continues to be investigated.
Taylor DeRosa, who studied at Grand Valley State University, was found dead at the university over the weekend. Police there are still investigating how he died.
Taylor was her first year at GVSU, majoring in international business. Friends and loved ones gather at 7pm on the Allendale campus clock tower to celebrate his life.
However, police warn against caution as rumors circulate about his death. His body was found on December 12 near the GVSU’s intramural athletics tracks.
The GVSU’s director of public security said the general public was not in danger and asked people not to draw conclusions, and in part they said, “don’t spread false information, especially on social media. Misinformation does not help the investigation or the student’s family. “
The candlelight vigil on the GVSU campus reminds the young woman of a strong, courageous and thoughtful man – a loving girl, granddaughter, cousin, niece and boyfriend.
Taylor’s family has created a GoFundMe site to help with funeral expenses. By Wednesday morning, it had risen to nearly $ 55,000.
The investigation into Taylor’s death is in the hands of the GVSU campus police and the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.