Prosecutors review case of SIU student’s death
CARBONDALE, IL(AP) _ Prosecutors are reviewing the case of a Southern Illinois University student found dead two months ago in a wooded area near the school.
The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan reports the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office review comes amid disagreement over toxicology test results involving 19-year-old Pravin Varughese.
The coroner, Thomas Kupferer, has said there’s no evidence of foul play in the February death of Varughese. Kupferer says the criminal justice major from suburban Chicago likely died of exposure to the cold. His body was found nearly a week after he went missing after a dispute with an acquaintance.
Varughese’s family insists lab tests showed no signs of drugs or alcohol in his system. Carbondale Police Chief Jody O’Guinn calls that “not completely accurate.”
Information from: Southern Illinoisan, http://www.southernillinoisan.com