What we know so far about the body found in SMU pool

UPDATE 5:47 p.m. on Sept 29

SMU senior Jaein “Jaime” Shim was identified as the body found in Barr Pool this morning.

The 21-year-old was a senior, President’s Scholar and a member of the SMU Honors Program, according to a campus-wide email sent by the Student Affairs Office. He was from Seoul, Republic of Korea, studying English and Political Science through Dedman College.

UPDATE 4:04 p.m. on Sept. 29

A deceased body was found in the SMU Barr Pool Thursday morning. Here’s the latest information, what we know and what we don’t.

  • The body was found by an unidentified male SMU student this morning around 9 A.M. SMU released a press release around noon.


  • The body has not been identified, other than the fact that it is an SMU student.
  • We don’t know the circumstances. No foul play is expected to be involved.
  • The SMU Police Department and Southwestern Medical Center came on-site to examine the body. SMU Police Department and the Dallas County Medical Examiner are investigating the incident.


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