Dylan Fulton has been identified as the 20-year-old University of Minnesota student who was found dead at a fraternity house near the St. Paul campus on Wednesday, September 12.
Fulton, a sophomore from St. Lawrence, was an Animal Science major with an “emphasis in beef production” at the University of Minnesota. He was also a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Furthermore, Fulton was a member of the university’s Gopher Dairy Club, a club focused on the dairy industry.
According to police spokesperson Steve Linders, while authorities do not believe foul play, hazing, or initiation practices were involved, alcohol could be a factor pending autopsy results.
Rex Martin, the CEO of the Alpha Gamma Rho organization, said in a statement: “We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones, as well as to our brothers in the University of Minnesota chapter.”
via Star Tribune:
Police were called about 5 a.m. to the fraternity house in the 2000 block of Carter Avenue. Police found the man dead in the home. Linders said he was unsure exactly where the man was located inside.
Residents last reported seeing the man alive by residents about 1 a.m. Linders said it’s unclear whether the man lived in the house. About 10 residents of the house were questioned at police headquarters and are cooperating.
Homicide detectives are investigating the case because the man was “seemingly healthy” before being found, Linders said.
Alcohol and hazing-related deaths have become far too common of an occurrence in today’s fraternity culture.
Some of the most recent alcohol or hazing-related deaths include Penn State University student Tim Piazza, LSU student Max Gruver, and Texas A&M student Joseph William Little.
According to his Facebook page, Fulton began attending the University of Minnesota in September 2017.
With 51,848 students in 2017, the University of Minnesota had the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,848 students in 2017–18.