Missouri College: Student Likely Died of Natural Causes

6 years 3 months 2 days ago Monday, August 13 2012 Aug 13, 2012 Monday, August 13, 2012 3:32:15 AM CDT August 13, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Valley College officials say the death of an 18-year-old freshman who was found dead in his dorm room appears to be from natural causes.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Sherrell Smith was found Friday night. He was part of the first graduating class from Lift for Life, a charter school in St. Louis.

Life for Life administrator Katrice Noble says Smith was a diabetic but seemed to have that under control. She says he came to the Missouri Valley campus Wednesday so he could start training for football.

Lift for Life was hosting a vigil for Smith Sunday night at the St. Louis school.

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