Student found dead at Alpha Gamma Rho
Authorities said there are no signs of foul play.
Sep. 30, 2014
An individual was found dead at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house late Monday evening.
Columbia Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said officers were dispatched to the house at 11:43 p.m. in response to a “male unconscious.”
Stroer said the deceased was not transported to a hospital and that the report indicates the death is “not criminal.”
Greek Life associate director Janna Basler said the deceased has been identified as Cale Boedeker, a member of the fraternity.
Boedeker is listed in the MU Directory as a sophomore studying fisheries and wildlife.
Stacey Huck, an investigator from the Boone County Medical Examiner’s office, said an autopsy is still underway.
Huck said while a cause of death is still unknown, no signs of foul play were found.
Basler said Boedeker’s death appears to have been “health-related,” and that he had battled childhood diabetes.
In a statement, chapter president Kayden Guymon said Boedeker was unresponsive when his roommates found him in his bed just before midnight and called 911.
“The Brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho are deeply saddened by the death of our brother, Cale Boedeker, sophomore from Malta Bend, Missouri,” Guymon said in his statement. “We asked for prayers for Cale’s family and our brothers.”
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