19-year-old found dead in Ithaca identified

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Update– The 19-year-old who was found dead in Ithaca on Saturday has been Identified as Phillip Zukowski, a sophomore at Cornell University.

Vice President Ryan Lombardi offered his condolences in a message to the Cornell Community saying Phillip, “attended high school in Jamaica, Queens, where he learned Python through the Google Ignite computer science program at Columbia University.”

His message included that support meetings are being scheduled for the campus community and his message included resources at the bottom of the page.

ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Ithaca Police Department responded to the area of Ezra’s Tunnel in the Ithaca Falls Natural Area for a person who was deceased on Saturday.

The police department is continuing to investigate the incident. Police say that at this time the death does not seem to be the result of a criminal act.

Anyone who may have been in the area of North Willard Way and Ezra’s Tunnel between 1 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 should contact the IPD Investigations Division through any of the follow means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245

Police Administration: 607-272-9973

Police Tipline: 607-330-0000

Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

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