Coroner: No Foul Play Suspected in Truman State Student’s Death
An investigator says foul play isn't suspected in the death of a student found unresponsive in his dorm room at Truman State University in Kirksville.
Adair County Coroner Brian Noe tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an autopsy Wednesday on 18-year-old freshman William Batterson of Richmond Heights in suburban St. Louis was inconclusive. Toxicology tests are pending.
Batterson was found unresponsive by his roommates Monday and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Noe described the circumstances of Batterson's case as "nothing suspicious, nothing criminal by any means." Noe says he knows of no pre-existing medical condition to explain the death.
Batterson's services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Lupton Chapel in the St. Louis suburb of University City.