Who Is Max Carbone? New Details On The College Student's Death

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Who Is Max Carbone?

A Wentworth Institute of Technology was found dead in Roxbury, MA on Sunday, April 7. Max Carbone was 19 years old.

Authorities say Max left a party in the very early hours of Saturday morning but never returned home. Authorities and friends formed search parties to try an find him after the missing person report was filed.  Tragically, his body was discovered Sunday morning after friends were able to track the signal on his cell phone. No cause of death has been released yet.

Carbone was studying biomedical engineering.

What happened to Max Carbone? Read on for the details.

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1. Max

Max was a 19-year-old graduate of Swampscott High School in Swampscott, MA. He was attending Wentworth institute of Technology as a biomedical engineering major. One friend from high school said “He was kind, funny, and impacted so many people’s days/lives. He was loved by so many people…”

Max was well liked.

2. Disappearance

Max allegedly left a party in Roxbury around 1 or 2 a.m. on Saturday but never returned home. By that evening, the police had issued a missing persons report and had gathered people to form search parties to try and find the missing student. Friends were able to locate a signal from his phone and that ultimately led authorities to his body.

Max's death made headlines.

3. Alcohol

So far, there isn’t any word about Max’s cause of death. His friends confirm that there had been alcohol at the party but police aren’t saying one way or another if that could have had an effect on what happened to him.

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Police got involved immediately.

4. Family grieving

In a written statement, Max’s family expressed their sense of loss, saying “Our hearts are broken. Max was a sweet, happy and loving son, brother, and friend. He was a hardworking student who cared about helping people. He will be missed dearly.” 

The statement went on to say “We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time. Our hearts are broken. Max was a sweet, happy and loving son, brother and friend. He was a hardworking student who cared about helping people. He will be missed dearly. We want to thank the Boston and Nahant Police and the Wentworth Community.”

Eric Overström, the institute’s senior vice president of academic affairs and provost said: “He had many friends within and outside of Wentworth and a warm and loving extended family who will all miss him dearly. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Carbone family. The family has been on campus, and we have been doing all that we can to support them during this tragedy.”

Max's family asks for privacy.

5. Words of caution

The university went on to warn other students to exercise caution when they go out at night, cautioning them to watch out for one another. A security official for the school said: “We particularly point to places like Mission Hill where people will go up, five or six roommates will all go up, and then you know people get distracted, they get involved in other things, and then nobody’s quite sure where everybody else is.” 

Max's body was found a day after he disappeared.

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6. Community loss

The entire Wentworth community is shaken by Max’s death. Provost Overström said “This type of event is perhaps the most difficult situation that any university or community faces. Fortunately, this is a very rare event, but when it happens and it happens at your home, at your university, it affects your entire community deeply and profoundly.”

The Institute issued a statement of condolence. Grief counselors are available to students.

7. Legacy

There is currently a fundraiser on GoFundMe to set up a scholarship fund in honor of Max. The description says. “Funny, outgoing, intelligent, and kindhearted are just a few words to describe Max Carbone. He was a hard worker who loved and cared for others. He was a selfless person who would do anything to help someone. There was never a time that you would be greeted by him without seeing his big beautiful smile. Max was truly an incredible person loved by so many. This fund has been created for a memorial scholarship in honor of our beloved Max Carbone.”

As of this time, the fundraiser has collected over $60,000. A private vigil has also been planed in his memory.

A scholarship fund has been started in his memory.

While police have not released a cause of death for Max yet, there say there is no indication of foul play.

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.