Police: Lyon student died of alcohol poisoning

Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Batesville police say a Lyon College student’s death earlier this year was accidental.

Chief Alan Cockrill said Wednesday that autopsy results revealed 19-year-old James Gilfedder of California died of severe alcohol intoxication.

Gilfedder, who played on the college’s baseball team, was discovered dead in his dorm room on Jan. 30.

A police investigation revealed that he had attended an off-campus party at a residence partially owned by the baseball coach and where several team members lived.

Despite family concerns that foul play was involved, Cockrill said the autopsy ruled Gilfedder’s death as accidental.

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