Missing student found dead

The missing Aalto student Miikka Leinonen has been found dead. On Saturday evening, 15 Feb, the police reported that Leinonen was found in a boat in Humallahti, Helsinki, off Rajasaari island. There is no suspicion of a crime and the investigation will continue as an investigation of the cause of death.

Leinonen disappeared after leaving by bus from Otaniemi to the city centre of Helsinki in the night between Thursday, 6 Feb, and Friday, 7 Feb.

The incident has shocked the Aalto community. At the Starting Point of Wellbeing at Y199c, Otakaari 1, Aalto University’s study psychologists provide support on Mondays and Aalto Chaplains on Fridays. The Starting Point of Wellbeing is open on weekdays at 9am–3pm, except this week due to winterholidays only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Services are available without appointment. More information and the service schedules can be found here.

The National Crisis Helpline provides support in Finnish 24 hours a day on 09 2525 0111. The Crisis Helpline in Swedish is available on 09 2525 0112 on Mon and Wed at 4pm–8pm, and on Tue, Thu and Fri at 9am–1pm. Support in English is available at the Crisis Helpline in Arabic on 09 2523 0113 on Mon and Tue at 11am–3pm, Wed at 1pm–4pm and 5pm–9pm and on Thu at 10am–3pm.

Municipal crisis emergency services are available 24 hours a day on 09 816 42439 (residents of Espoo and  Western Uusimaa), 09 3104 4222 (residents and visitors of Helsinki) and 09 8392 4005 (residents of Vantaa).

Leinonen’s memorial will be announced later.


Chair Olli Kesseli (tel. 040 6887 711) will respond to requests for comment on behalf of Aalto University Student Union.

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