BU student killed in Mexico robbery

A Boston University freshman was killed last Thursday during a taxicab robbery while visiting his hometown of Mexico City during spring break.

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Diego Fernandez Montes was a freshman at the school’s College of Arts and Sciences. According to WCVB, he was planning on a dual major in economics and math.

According to Boston University’s BU Today:

He entered BU just last fall, but Diego Fernandez Montes (CAS 2017) had a whirlwind schedule befitting a campus veteran. Treasurer of his residence hall association and of the Mexican student group Mexas@BU, he often cast his gaze to the troubles of others, from the economic and violence problems in his own country to those in Venezuela, home to several friends.

In an email sent to the BU community the school’s president, Robert A. Brown confirmed the report:

The thoughts and prayers of all of us go out to the family and friends who are experiencing this terrible loss. A funeral mass for Diego was celebrated in Mexico City this past Sunday. Dean of Students Kenn Elmore has been in contact with the family. Based on the wishes of Diego's family and his friends here at Boston University, we anticipate that there will be a memorial service of some kind here in the coming days.

Diego’s father, Julian Fernandez told BU Today he is learning to accept his son’s death:

"In reality," his father says, "I'm very much at peace because Diego was at peace. He was at peace with everyone."