UNLPD investigating death of student found in fraternity house

Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old UNL student, whose body was found inside a fraternity house.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student found dead inside a fraternity house.

Members of Delta Tau Delta found 20-year-old Luke Weiland of Green Oaks, Illinois, also a member of the fraternity, dead inside a room in the house Friday afternoon, UNLPD Captain John Backer told Channel 8 Eyewitness News.

While investigators are awaiting the results of a toxicology report, Backer said Wieland’s cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation.

Foul play is not suspected and Weiland is believed to have choked on his own vomit, Backer said.

Officials are looking into whether an underlying medical condition contributed to his death.

Drug paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana was found in the room, but Backer said it doesn’t appear to be directly related to Weiland’s death.

UNLPD is continuing to investigate and speaking with people who may have had contact with Weiland before he died.

Weiland was living in the house over the summer. He was a junior business administration major from Illinois.


 

Original story posted Monday, July 27th  at 11:30 a.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Authorities are continuing to investigate the death of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student found dead inside a fraternity house.

Members of Delta Tau Delta found 20-year-old Luke Weiland of Green Oaks, Illinois, also a member of the fraternity, dead inside a room in the house Friday afternoon, UNLPD Captain John Backer told Channel 8 Eyewitness News.

While investigators are awaiting the results of a toxicology report, Backer said Wieland’s cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation.

Foul play is not suspected and Weiland is believed to have choked on his own vomit, Backer said.

Drug paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana was found in the room, but Backer said it doesn’t appear to be directly related to Weiland’s death.

UNLPD is continuing to investigate and speaking with people who may have had contact with Weiland before he died.

Weiland was living in the house over the summer. He was a junior business administration major from Illinois.

 

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