ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a student whose body was found in a University of Minnesota fraternity house near the St. Paul campus.
St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders says authorities also do not believe the student was hazed. But he says alcohol could be a factor.
The name of the 20-year-old man was not released. However the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis has identified the student as Dylan Fulton.
A fraternity website lists his hometown as Miller, South Dakota.
University of Minnesota Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Maggie Towle confirmed that the man was a student, but shared no other details.
Police were called about 5 a.m. Wednesday to the Alpha Gamma Rho frathouse and found the man dead in the home.
A resident of the house called police after finding the man. It's unclear whether the man lived there.
UPDATE 1:44 p.m. :
KELOLAND News received a statement from Fulton's family. The full statement is below:
It is with a very heavy heart that I share this but I want people to know the real Dylan and not let this horrific, unimaginable tragedy define the man Dylan truly was. This could have been anyone’s son/brother/grandson/nephew/cousin....GOOD KID.
Dylan was a hard working, responsible, peace making, animal loving, family oriented, fun-loving, witty Goofball!! He had an infectious personality. He was a great friend and care taker to many. He was a 4.0 student throughout his educational career and was Valedictorian of his 2017 class. He maintained his 4.0 at the U of Minnesota and made the Deans List. Dylan received a full ride to attend the U of M. He was very involved and held many offices throughout high school including FFA and placed 1st at the South Dakota State Convention which qualified him and his teammates for Nationals in Farm Business Management.
Most recently he was an officer for his fraternity. He was a leader and was respected and looked up to by many. He directed plays as well as participating in them. He would often step up and motivate the crowd in supporting the team. He was involved in sports and rodeo. He loved spending time with his family especially his cousins.
Dylan will be missed and we hope that nothing like this ever happens to your loved ones.
Please keep my family in your prayers especially Paul, Kayleen, Wyatt, Mackayln and Jenna.
WE LOVE YOU DYLAN!!!