Temple University Student Arrested for the Tragic Murder of Fellow Nursing Student in Domestic Incident

Philadelphia, PA — A Temple University student was taken into custody following the shocking discovery of another student’s body early Saturday morning in North Philadelphia, sparking grief and raising safety concerns on campus.

Responding to a call about a medical emergency, law enforcement officials arrived at a residence on the 1400 block of Willington Street around 4 a.m., where they discovered the body of 20-year-old Milan Jones, a nursing student at Temple. Jones was found deceased with injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. Authorities have since ruled her death a homicide, believed to stem from a domestic altercation.

The suspect involved in the tragic incident has been identified as 21-year-old Tymir Lackey, also a student at Temple University. Lackey faces charges including murder among other related offenses, following his arrest in connection with Jones’ death. The university has also confirmed that Lackey has been suspended from his studies in light of the allegations.

Milan Jones, who hailed from Philadelphia, was preparing to enter her third year in the nursing program this fall. Described by peers and professors as a dedicated and compassionate individual, her ambition to aid and care for others underscored her choice in career. The sudden loss deeply resonated across the campus community, sparking an outcry over domestic violence and safety issues related to students.

In a heartfelt statement, Temple University expressed profound sadness over the loss of such a promising young woman, emphasizing the devastating impact her death has had on fellow students, staff, and faculty. “We are deeply saddened to inform you of the death of third-year nursing student Milan Jones,” the statement read. “The loss of this promising young woman is a tragedy that will deeply impact her fellow students and our faculty and staff.”

As the lead investigative body, the Philadelphia Police Department, supported by the Temple University Police Department, swiftly took Lackey into custody at the scene. The incident, underscored as domestic in nature, has prompted a re-evaluation of support systems and safety protocols on campus.

In response to the tragedy, the university has mobilized its various support services to aid students and staff during this difficult time. Counseling and psychological services have been made readily available, underscoring the institution’s commitment to the mental well-being of its community. Temple’s employee assistance program continues to offer support, alongside the Temple Psychological Services Center, available 24/7 for those in need.

Addressing the broader issue of domestic violence, the university has put forth resources and contacts for those seeking help, emphasizing the importance of safety and wellness among its students and faculty. This includes services available through the Wellness Resource Center, the Title IX Coordinator, and even links to national hotlines for domestic violence.

As the community reels from the loss of Milan Jones, the strong sense of unity at Temple University promises a collective effort to honor her memory and reinforce a safe, supportive environment for all its members. The university extends its deepest sympathies to those closest to Milan and remains steadfast in their support for everyone affected by this grave incident.