Thursday, 10:24 AM
College student died from fall, not fight, autopsy finds
By Globe Staff
An autopsy determined that a 21-year-old college student who died over the weekend in Allston suffered injuries consistent with a fall off the roof of a four-story building, not a fight, according to a statement released today by Boston police.
Shawn Dow’s body was discovered at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday behind an apartment building on Glenville Avenue, where police had responded to a brawl.
"Detectives interviewed more than twenty witnesses, none of whom placed Mr. Dow in or near the altercation,” police said in a statement. "This incident ... will be investigated as an accidental death."
Dow was a Peabody resident who was majoring in photography at the Art Institute of Boston. He had attended a party in the building on Glenville Avenue when he died.
This blogger might want to review your comment before posting it.