Casey McGinnis University of Michigan law student.jpgThis afternoon brings tragic news. Casey McGinnis, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan who was previously reported missing, has passed away. From

A University of Michigan Law School student reported missing last month hanged himself, Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputies said.

The body of 35-year-old Casey Neil McGinnis was found Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area behind the Washtenaw County Recreation Center on Washtenaw Avenue, deputies said.

We extend our deepest condolences to McGinnis’s family and friends. A message from Michigan Assistant Dean David Baum, which includes a statement from the McGinnis family, appears after the jump.

From: “David H. Baum”
Date: December 3, 2009 3:10:07 PM EST
Subject: Sad news about Casey McGinnis

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