Preliminary findings of an autopsy and other evidence indicate a 22-year-old University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student found dead in his home likely died of a drug overdose, Portage County Coroner Scott Rifleman said Tuesday.
But the final determination awaits the results of toxicology tests, which will tell investigators what drugs and chemicals were found in his body, Rifleman said. The results could take up to three weeks, he said.
Jordan Peterson, a 22-year-old biology major from Markesan, was found dead in his off-campus home Sunday afternoon by a roommate.
It's believed Peterson was last seen alive about 7:30 a.m. that day, Rifleman said.
Stevens Point Police Sgt. Tony Babl said Tuesday there was no evidence that alcohol contributed to the death of Peterson, whom he described as an "otherwise healthy kid from a good family background and a good student."
Police on Monday said Peterson's death was from an apparent drug overdose.
"We suspect overdose because of talking to roommates and things found at the scene," Babl said Tuesday, declining to elaborate.
Police have said no foul play was suspected in Peterson's death .********************************************
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) – A 22-year-old University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student found dead by a roommate died of an apparent drug overdose, the Stevens Point Police Department said Monday.
The man was found unresponsive about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in his off-campus home, investigators said.
"We don't suspect any foul play," Assistant Police Chief Tom Zenner said.
Kate Worster, a spokeswoman for UWSP, identified the student as Jordan C. Peterson, a senior biology major from Markesan.
Students and faculty at UWSP were notified of the death on Monday morning and counseling services were offered, Worster said.
Police said an autopsy of the student, including toxicology tests, would be performed Monday.
Police originally reported the student was 21 years old but later released his birth date as March 1991.