Sydney Monfries Instagram handle is @sydneymonfries. See last post on Fordham student death victim’s Instagram page. It shows Sydney out with a friend.
Sydney Paige Monfries was trying to get perfect photos of New York skyline for her Instagram page when she fell 40ft from Fordham university bell tower.
Before the Fordham student death, Sydney was a promising Fordham University student studying journalism. At Fordham, Monfries was studying public relations, news, and photography. Her major is listed as journalism.
Monfries’ Facebook page says she was a photo editor intern at InStyle, former PR intern at Creative Media Marketing PR, and a former news intern at KGW-TV.
Sydney was to graduate in a few weeks time before her sudden death. She now will receive her bachelor’s degree posthumously, which will be presented to her parents.
Sydney Monfries Instagram:
Sydney Monfries, 22, died Sunday April 14th 2019 evening, hours after falling from the tower in Keating Hall.
Monfries had tripped on a landing while walking up the stairs inside the Keating Hall clock tower with a group of fellow seniors. She fell 40 feet through an opening in the stairs around 3:15 a.m.
She was tragically killed after she suffered head trauma when she fell out of the university’s iconic bell tower after tripping.
Fordham university is investigating how the students were able to access the tower.
The nature of Sydney Monfries’ injuries were horrific. According to the New York Post, the back of her head was smashed in and her vitals flat-lined at the scene. Monfries also suffered pelvic injuries, and paramedics had trouble finding a pulse.
Monfries was placed on life support and was initially listed in extremely critical condition after the fall.
After she died, Fordham President Joseph McShane announced via text just before 7 p.m. Sunday:
“It is with great sadness that I report that Sydney Monfries, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, died today after sustaining a fall inside the Keating Clock tower…”
“There are no words sufficient to describe the loss of someone so young and full of promise — and mere weeks from graduation.”
A Palm Sunday mass that had been scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday was conducted at 7 p.m. in the University church to include Monfries in the service. It was filled.
May her soul rest in perfect peace.