Continuing Coverage: Mass For Notre Dame Student Found In St. Mary's Lake Set For Monday

Jan 23, 2020

Annrose Jerry, undated University file photo
Credit Photo provided by the University of Notre Dame


According to a news release from Notre Dame a mass in memory of Annrose Jerry will be celebrated Monday, Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

University President Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside and Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Pete McCormick, C.S.C., will preach. All are welcome to attend.


Today officials at the University of Notre Dame notified the student community that the body of the student who had been missing since Tuesday was found in St. Mary's Lake. 

Here is the letter that was sent to the campus community: 

Dear Notre Dame students,
It is with heavy hearts that we write to share with you that Annrose Jerry, a senior Science-Business major who lived in Breen-Phillips Hall, has died.  Annrose was also a member of the Folk Choir and Glynn Family Honors Program, among other activities. The University will issue a press release shortly.  For your information, Annrose's body was recovered this morning from St. Mary's Lake on campus after an extensive search.  The coroner reported that there were no external signs of foul play.

Our deepest condolences and prayers are with all of you, and especially Annrose’s family and friends.

We realize that many of you may be impacted by Annrose's death.  The University Counseling Center (574-631-7336) and Campus Ministry (574-631-7800) are both available to offer their support to members of our community.  We will also soon share further information about a campus memorial mass. We are so grateful to all in our community for the care and concern that we offer at these times of great loss.
Please keep Annrose and her family in your prayers.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., University President

Dr. mary Galvin, Dean of the College of Science

Ms. Erin Hoffmann Harding, Vice President for Student Affairs 


Indiana State Police have issued a statewide Silver Alert for Annrose Jerry. 

The ISP alert indicates that she is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.

Annrose was last seen wearing an ankle length gray quilted coat over a multi-colored ankle length skirt or dress.

If you have any information on Annrose Jerry, contact the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555 or 911.


Thursday night Notre Dame released information about seeking the public's help to fine a student. Here is the information that was released: 

The Notre Dame Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in establishing the whereabouts of Annrose Jerry, 21, a senior at the university.  Ms. Jerry is 5-feet-5-inches tall, with dark hair (see attached photographs).  She resides on campus.  The university established earlier today that Ms. Jerry was last seen at Coleman-Morse Hall on campus at 8:45 Tuesday evening.  Anyone who has seen Ms. Jerry since then or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Notre Dame Police Department at 574-631-5555.

Annrose Jerry on January 21
Credit Photo provided by the University of Notre Dame