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Second case of student's body going undiscovered revealed

19:37 pm on 3 October 2019

Another case of student's body going unnoticed at a university hostel has emerged, with an Australian man in his 30s dying at Victoria University's Education House in January last year.

Victoria University's Education House on Willis St in Wellington. Photo: Google Maps

His body was not found at the Willis St building in Wellington for about three days.

He had been living in a one-person self catering studio apartment, and was found by a hall staff member.

The university said the only change it had made since the death was to ensure only the person in charge of the hostel entered the room of a missing student.

This was so junior staff did not have to cope with such a distressing scene.

A former High Court judge is investigating the death of a University of Canterbury student whose body was discovered last month at the privately owned Sonoda Campus.

It's believed he had been dead for a number of weeks.