Investigators said Jocelyn Pascucci, an East Meadow native, was found stumbling without only one shoe down East 12 St. near Third Avenue around 4:59 a.m. A doorman at the Zachary Condominiums told police that he let the college student into the building, where she collapsed in the lobby.
The teen was rushed by ambulance to Beth Israel Medical Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival, said police. Investigators believe that alcohol may have exasperated her medical condition, ultimately causing her death.
The condo’s doorman, identified as Angel, spoke with Pascucci’s parents when they hadn’t heard from her by 3 a.m., reported the New York Daily News. In an interview with the tabloid, her father Richard Pascucci said the college sophomore was attending a concert at Webster Hall before going bar hopping with friends and ultimately becoming separated from the group.
“We thought we were going to pick her up, take her home and yell at her tomorrow morning. But by the time we got there, the fire department was there doing CPR on her in the foyer,” Richard Pascucci told the News.
Pascucci was an undergraduate Arts, Culture and Humanities fellow at Stony Brook. In a self-written biography, shed described herself as artsy. “I like drawing, painting, and all other sorts of art-based things. My hobbies include reading, shopping, drinking lots of coffee, watching nature documentaries (I'm kind of science nerd!), and just hanging around with friends.”
An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.