A Stanford University student was discovered dead in an on-campus fraternity house though the foul play does not seem to be a factor, according to new reports.
The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Office saw the male sophomore’s body inside the Theta Delta Chi frat house nearby 11:20 a.m. Friday, when they returned to a medical emergency there, according to the San Francisco Chronicle and the school newspaper, the Stanford Daily.
The Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Palo Alto Fire Department were on scene an hour earlier and declared him dead, according to the Chronicle.
“The preliminary search shows no signs of foul play,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement received by the outlet.
The university verified the student is an undergraduate but is “not in a position to give [his] name,” according to the letter issued by Susie Brubaker-Cole, the vice president of the selective Northern California school, to pupils, teachers, and staff.
“This is very tough news for any family to bear,” Brubaker-Cole wrote. “Our university community mourns with them.”
The Theta Delta Chi fraternity declined to talk to the student paper.