Autopsy: No `Physical Trauma’ in Death of BU Student
The student, a 19-year-old engineering student, was found unconscious inside an Allston apartment early saturday morning.
The Boston Herald reported that Boston University suspended the fraternity where 19-year-old Anthony Barksdale II was found unconscious inside an Allston apartment on Wadsworth Street around midnight on Friday, March 1.
Anthony Barksdale II died early Saturday morning. Police said there were no visible injuries and foul play is not suspected, although police said that alcohol may have been a factor in his death. Barksdale was transported to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where he died three hours later, according to Boston University officials.
Boston University suspended the Sigma Alpha Mu chapter. “We just don’t want the organization operating, with what we’ve got,” BU Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore told the Herald. “They won’t be able to operate. They won’t be able to meet. They’ll be like that until such time as we investigate and find out what happened.”
The National organization of Sigma Alpha Mu also suspended the Boston University chapter.
An autopsy performed today on Barksdale’s body found “no signs of physical trauma,” according to Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office.