Autopsy says KU student died from fall after leaving party intoxicated

02/04/2014 11:44 AM

02/04/2014 3:23 PM

An autopsy indicates a 23-year-old University of Kansas student died in December from a fall after he had been drinking.

The autopsy released Tuesday said Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana suffered skull fractures, bruising on the brain and broken ribs that suggested he fell on a hard surface.

Coroner Erik Mitchell said the death was an accident.

Villagomez-Saldana, of Lima, Peru, was found dead Dec. 9, two days after he was seen leaving a party. The autopsy concluded he died Dec. 7.

His body was frozen when found, but the coroner ruled he did not die from the cold. His blood alcohol level was 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit for driving. No drugs were found in his system.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service