The Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston is in mourning following the death 19-year-old Maximillian Carbone, whose body was found Sunday at the base of a cliff in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood.
The Nahant, Massachusetts native was a biomedical engineering student at Wentworth, where he was a sophomore. He was last seen early Saturday leaving a party on Allegheny Street in Mission Hill before he disappeared. A search party discovered the teen’s body Sunday morning.
"Our hearts are broken. Max was a sweet, happy and loving son, brother and friend," Carbone’s family said in a statement.
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Wentworth’s senior vice president of academic affairs said the institution is devastated by the loss.
"Fortunately, this is a very rare event. But, when it happens and it happens at your home, at your university, it affects your entire community deeply and profoundly," he said.
Authorities did not give a cause of death, but said Carbone’s death does not appear to be suspicious. The investigation is ongoing.
A private vigil will be held on the campus Monday to honor Carbone’s memory.