On November 9, 2010, at approximately 9:04 am, Officers from the Amherst Police Department responded to Rolling Green Apartments, located at 422 Belchertown Road, where they located a deceased male, 21 years of age, in a motor vehicle parked in a lot there.
Observations made by the Officers at the scene made them aware that potentially hazardous materials were present in the car. The Amherst Fire Department responded to the scene and mobilized the regional hazardous materials team to contend with that issue.
The deceased male is not being identified pending the notification of kin. He was enrolled as a student at the University of Massachusetts.
Investigators do not believe that this death is suspicious.
This joint investigation continues in cooperation with the Northwestern District Attorney's Office and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.