Two students affiliated with Keene State College died during separate occasions over the past two weeks. Former student of the class of 2017 William Boynton was found dead on Oct. 14, in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire.
According to Boynton’s obituary, he “passed on his own accord.”
On Oct. 22, KSC senior Blake ‘Ko’ Powell was found dead in his apartment at The Mills of Keene. The Keene Police Department said the official cause of death has not been released. Because Powell’s body was found in his apartment, The Mills’ management team has been reaching out to tenants.
An email to KSC faculty and staff was sent this morning from KSC Interim President Melinda Treadwell about Powell, offering her “deepest condolences” and making people aware of the Counseling Center and other services on campus. The same email was sent to students this afternoon.

Olivia Belanger can be contacted at obelanger@kscequinox.com