Student Found Dead at Stanford University

Not much is yet known about male sophomore found in Theta Delta Chi fraternity house
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2020 10:00 AM CST
Student Found Dead at Stanford University
In this April 9, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk on campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

It's not yet clear what happened to a male sophomore at Stanford University who was found dead Friday morning inside an on-campus fraternity house, the Stanford Daily reports. The Palo Alto Fire Department found the unresponsive student in the Theta Delta Chi house and tried to revive him but ultimately pronounced him dead at the scene around 10:21am. Officials say a preliminary investigation shows no signs of foul play, but a full investigation is now underway, and the cause of death is pending autopsy results, ABC News reports.

"We have been in touch with the student's family," Stanford's vice provost for student affairs wrote in a statement to students and other members of the school's community. "While we are working to understand the family's wishes, we are not in a position to share the student’s name. This is very difficult news for any family to bear. Our university community grieves with them." Counseling and psychological services will be made available to students. (More Stanford University stories.)

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