Penn State student from North Carolina found dead

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 10, 2018 11:13 AM

FILE PHOTO: Old Main on the Penn State main campus in State College. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(State College) -- Authorities are awaiting toxicology results to try to determine the cause of death for a Penn State student from North Carolina.

The university says 19-year-old William Denton was found dead in his dorm room on Monday night after his family in Raleigh, North Carolina, had requested a welfare check.

Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers tells the Centre Daily Times Denton likely died on Sunday.

The sophomore was studying health policy and administration and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Penn State's winter semester began on Monday.

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