When the Loyola University Maryland community gathered last week in the campus chapel, they were holding onto hope that rising sophomore Jimi Patrick would soon return to campus.
On Wednesday, about 100 students, faculty and staff again filed somberly into the chapel's wooden pews and offered their prayers. This time, they had come to mourn Patrick, one of four young men who went missing in Pennsylvania this month. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, has been charged in their killings.
“There’s something about Jimi's death that’s particularly chilling,” the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, the university’s president, said during Wednesday’s Mass. “It seems to be such a manifest act of evil.”