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Remember Joseph Dado

In just about a month at Penn State, freshman Joseph Dado, an engineering student from Latrobe, seemed to have made a lot of friends.

His tragic death stunned the Penn State community. He was missing since leaving a campus fraternity at 3 a.m. Sunday and was found dead in the stairwell of a nearby research building Monday evening.

About 300 people had gathered around police tape at the Hosler and Steidle buildings last night, which connect and sit on the corner of Pollock and Burrowes roads. Another 150 people showed up at the HUB-Robeson Center where a search team had been scheduled to meet.

“There’s obviously a great deal of heartbreak over the loss of anyone, especially a freshman,” said University Park Undergraduate Association President Gavin Keirans. “The Penn State community looks out for their own. ... It’s pretty amazing.”

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