Death of Cleveland Native in Mexico During Spring Break Still Under Investigation


Andrew Dorogi passed away on March 16 while on a spring break trip to Mexico. The University School alum was attending Amherst College. Family, friends, teammates and classmates have been left looking for answers since then, and have gotten little clarity so far.

The State Department has confirmed his death but provided no details.

"Local (Mexican) authorities are the lead on local investigations," a spokesperson told The Republican. "The Department does not have the authority to conduct its own investigations overseas. We have no other update to offer at this time."

Mexican authorities have not responded to requests from multiple outlets seeking information.

A source familiar with the investigation told Scene Dorogi's death was "a tragic accident," but declined to elaborate.

Amherst College president Carolyn "Biddy" Martin, in a letter to the school community earlier this week, said his death wasn't a suicide.

“The cause of Andrew’s death is still unknown and under investigation,” she wrote. “We know from his family that he did not die of suicide. Andrew was loved for his friendliness, joyfulness, sense of fun, and inclusiveness, and we will create an opportunity on campus to come together in his memory.”

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