(WJLA) - University of Maryland student and club ice hockey player Michael Mutryn attended his hockey team banquet on Saturday night. Law enforcement sources say the Potomac native and Churchill High School graduate spent the rest of the evening with his teammates.
But at approximately 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday, his roommate called 911 to report him unresponsive -- and when officers arrived, they found the 23-year-old student dead on the scene.
"I feel very shocked about it, it's always shocking to hear there are such things involved on campus," said fellow student Jenny Lee.
Students tell us they are saddened to hear of Mutryn's death, but they are also stunned to hear that in the student's room in this off-campus student apartment building, police found two 9MM handguns, crack cocaine, the drug ecstasy, and hypodermic needles.
"It's shocking when you hear about it, to think it's right here," said a stunned Tareq Zietoon.
Police believe Mutryn, who described himself online as a nutrition and fitness buff, is the latest victim in an epidemic of drug overdose deaths sweeping the region.
His body is reportedly being taken to the medical examiner in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be conducted. It will then take about six weeks for toxicology results to come back.