For those wondering about the cops, tape, and media film crew by the track field, the Hartford Courant reports:
A Wesleyan University student was found in a field near Cross Street this morning suffering from burns to 100 percent of her body, authorities said.
The burns were self-inflicted, a Life Star dispatcher said. The student was airlifted to Hartford Hospital and is now being transferred to a hospital in Bridgeport, a Life Star dispatcher said.
Local authorities are investigating the incident. The student’s family has been notified.
Update from the Middletown Press:
A Wesleyan University student is now in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital after she was found severely burned in an athletic field. [. . .] It is believed that the burns were self-inflicted, as there is no indication otherwise. However, this has not been confirmed as a suicide attempt.