The St. Joseph County Coroner’s Office released its official findings Monday in the death of 21-year-old sophomore Daniel Kim, ruling his death in early February an accidental drug overdose.The coroner ruled that “the combined toxic effects of heroin and amphetamines,” caused Kim’s death, deputy coroner Dr. Michael O’Connell said.Kim was found on Feb. 6 in his off-campus residence, according to a University press release announcing his death.A native of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Kim was majoring in the Mendoza College of Business and a former member of the fencing team whose friends remembered him for his humor, kindness and love of philosophy.Kim was the first of two members of the Irish fencing team lost this semester; senior Billy Meckling died last Saturday after falling from the roof of the Joyce Center.Tags: Daniel Kim, Student death
All the hard work is done at 8 Edgewater Place, Helensvale.HOMEOWNER Josephine Sverdioff is looking for new neighbours, as she lists a Helensvale investment property owned with husband Steven.The couple live next door to the home at 8 Edgewater Place, which they purchased three years ago.“It is kind of a funny story about why we bought the house,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The story in the street is that 8 Edgewater was one of three homes owned by a Malaysian prince.“The prince apparently stayed in house number 10 on holidays and the two houses either side of the mansion were for his staff, which were number 8 and number 14.” The open-floor plan offers light-filled living spaces.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMrs Sverdioff said the homes lay dormant for years before all three came on the market at the same time. “My husband and I decided it would be a great opportunity to buy the one next door to us,” she said. “It has a very royal and elegant feel about it so we believed the story about its previous owners.“The only problem with buying a house that no one has lived in for a while is that the gardens were in shambles and the home was in need of tender loving care.” The house has an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a light and bright space with timber panels adding an elegant touch. The renovation has created a modern home.The couple said they were determined to clean up the property and bring it back to its original glory, spending more than $100,000.“It was a big job but most of the work was just redesigning the backyard and making the patio area more accommodating,” Mrs Sverdioff said.“The inside really didn’t need much, it was already pretty spectacular. We took a modern approach to the style and kept the original character and the rest just fell into place.” A lap pool and new garden are some of the new features on the property. The six-bedroom home includes three ensuited bedrooms and is being sold fully furnished.It will be auctioned on February 18, 2017, at 2pm, through Patricia Chapman, McGrath, Paradise Point.