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Remembering Brogan Dulle: Friends and family hold vigil
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- After a week of searching the body of a missing u-c student is found right next door.
21-year-old Brogan Dulle hanged himself in a vacant building next door to his apartment on East McMillan Street. Police believe he came home the morning of Sunday, May 18th after searching for his cell phone and got a crow bar and a bottle of wine. Then, they think he climbed the fire escape, broke out a top floor window, made his way down to the basement, and killed hanged himself with a piece of rope.
As to why, police say they may never know that answer.
Tuesday night those volunteers that spent countless hours searching for Brogan came together to remember him at the Cincinnati Zoo. As the community that came together to search for the UC student begins to mourn him, they also find comfort in the extraordinary effort they made to find Brogan Dulle.
"This week has been exceptional. I've had the honor and privilege of serving a number of different colleges and universities over almost three decades. And I have never seen an outpouring of affection such as what we have witnessed in Cincinnati," said UC President, Santa Ono.
They gathered at the Cincinnati Zoo; where, for three years, Dulle worked part-time during the summers. Here he was part of a family, a close knit one that anticipates a joyful reunion this time of year. They now realize that's no longer a given.
A coworker of Dulle's, Molly Szabo, said, "I think maybe we realize that we have to tell each other everyday that we love each other. Yeah, and just not save those things for later."
This profound lesson, and the tragedy behind it, offers an important reminder.
Another vigil is planned for Wednesday night at 9p.m. on the steps of the Tangemann University Center at the University of Cincinnati.
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