Elizabeth Shin

 

 

Age: 20

 

Summary: student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who had suffered from third-degree burns covering over sixty-five percent of her body after she had allegedly set herself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt in her dormitory room on April 10, in which the case set off a controversy as to whether MIT paid adequate attention to its students' mental and emotional health or whether the university's suicide rate was abnormally high.

 

 

Cause of Death: Third-degree burns

 

Born: February 16, 1980

 

Died: April 14, 2000

 

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts