A man who was found dead in an on-campus residence at Stanford University on Friday has been identified as 19-year-old undergraduate Eitan Weiner.
Weiner was discovered unresponsive inside the Theta Delta Chi (TDX) house at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, and he was pronounced dead on the scene, as the Stanford Daily reports. The cause of death has not been determined and may take some time to be revealed, but a preliminary investigation suggests no foul play according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
Vice-Provost Susie Brubaker-Cole informed students and faculty of the death in an email Friday, as the Chronicle reports. "This is very difficult news for any family to bear. Our university community grieves with them, " Brubaker-Cole wrote.
Update: Weiner has been identified as the son of two university employees: Amir Weiner, an associate professor of history, and Julia Weiner, an associate vice president for medical center development.
The story has already gone national, having been picked up by People and the New York Post. And the Theta Delta Chi fraternity has yet to give a comment on the matter. It remains unclear if Weiner was associated with the fraternity.
A student directory suggest that Weiner was a student employee at the conservative Hoover Institution on campus.
An autopsy is being performed by the Santa Clara County medical examiner.