Indian-American student and aspiring dentist found dead in St Mary’s Lake

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Indian-American student, reported missing on January 21,  was found dead in a lake in Indiana. The woman, identified as 21-year , Annrose Jerry, was studying science-business major in the University of Notre Dame,  and was also an accomplished musician.

The body of the deceased was fished out from the St. Mary’s Lake on January 24, and an external examination of the body showed no signs of trauma, reported The American Bazaar.

An unidentified source, close to the family of the deceased told the journal that Jerry’s phone and earbuds were intact when the body was recovered from the lake, adding that it was most likely that she might have accidently fallen into the lake while taking a walk or jogging.

A senior, Jerry was set to graduate from Notre Dame this year. She was a science-business major and had hopes of going to dental school. In a statement, the University of Notre Dame offered condolences to Jerry’s family. She was a solo flutist for the university’s Folk Choir, which describes her as ‘irreplaceable’.

According to a report in the American Bazaar, Annrose was born in Ernakulum, Kerala, India, and immigrated to the US in the early 2000s, along with her family. Her father Jerry James is an information technology professional and mother Reny Jerry is a dentist.

Jerry’s obituary describes her as an accomplished musician, having been the pianist for the Blaine High School jazz band and flutist in the school band, in addition to playing the flute for the Minnesota State Band.

“Our hearts are broken with the news of the loss of Annrose Jerry. The Folk Choir lost an important and irreplaceable member of our family. Annrose was a sweet, intelligent, strong, passionate, kind-hearted friend and she will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones”, the Folk Choir group on Facebook wrote.  The choir will honor Jerry with a remembrance ceremony Sunday night at the Notre Dame Basilica.

In a 2018 Facebook video accessed by Bring Me The News, Jerry can be seen saying, “I’ve been involved in church music every year since seventh grade, in one capacity or another. Freshman year, sitting down in the pews listening to the folk choir I was like, ‘is this a group of angels or what?’ And listening to the instruments made me realize there could be a place up there for me, too.”

“After auditioning and getting in I was just blown away by the quality of this group. Amazing, challenging music and camaraderie and just the positiveness of this group. There’s nothing I don’t like about folk choir. It’s hard work but so rewarding and I can’t imagine my ND experience without folk choir”, she said further in the video.

Jerry graduated at the top of her class at Blaine High School and was majoring in science and business.