Published: Monday, April 13, 2009
A local resident fell from McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Friday in what police believe was a suicide. Deborah Digges, 59, of 101 Blue Hills Road, Amherst, Mass.,
Digges was transported to Cooley-Dickenson hospital where she was pronounced dead. UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszewski said it is believed that Digges had no connection to the University and that police suspect no foul play in her death.
was a local author who often attended and participated in poetry
readings. She was a professor of English at Tufts University.