The Princeton student who died in a fire at his dormitory last month is the second Princeton student to die in fire in the city in a month.
On July 22, an off-duty officer found the student, 22-year-old Joseph L. Hargrove, dead on a bedroom floor, according to the police report.
A search of the student’s dorm room turned up the remains of the deceased.
Police said the student was found on the same floor as the deceased student.
The Princeton Police Department has said that Hargrogve was “a highly regarded member of the Princeton community.”
Police also said that they received “a tip” that Hargeve may have been involved in a homicide.
The New York Post reported that the death is the third student to be found dead in a Princeton dorm room in the past week.
On March 28, Princeton police found the body of a student who had died in the dorm.
In July, another student died in Princeton’s Stony Brook dorm after a fire broke out.
Princeton Police Chief Daniel McAdams told the Post that Princeton Police officers are investigating the deaths as a homicide and are “taking every step necessary to prevent a recurrence of this type of tragedy.”
The Princeton Fire Department said it responded to an off campus fire at a residence on the 1500 block of South State Street on July 21.
The building, which is part of the campus, was damaged and “all of the windows and doors were blown out.”
A total of 12 firefighters responded to the blaze, which was under control by 7 p.m., according to a fire department news release.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the release said.
Princeton Mayor John J. Plummer also said in a statement that the fire was “not an isolated incident.”
Plummer said that he is “deeply saddened” by the deaths.
The city of Princeton, which lies in the eastern part of New Jersey, is located just north of Trenton and has a population of about 2,000 people.
The area is home to the Princeton University School of Engineering, the Princeton Institute for the Advancement of Teaching, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Princeton College of Law.