Police: Lyon student died of alcohol poisoning
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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