Monday, December 5, 2011

Drugs Suspected in Death of "Occupy Denton" Protester

Police, on Sunday, identified the body of Darwin Cox, 23, who was found dead in a tent at the "Occupy Denton" protest campsite on the University of North Texas campus.

University and city police found his body after someone contacted the authorities between 5:00 PM and 5:30PM on Saturday.

Although the cause of death has not been positively established, it is suspected that it is drug-related. The exact determination is pending the results of a toxicology examination.

According to an "Occupy Denton" press, Cox was described as a "a fellow occupier, a kind and idealistic young man and a friend" whose "lifelong struggle with drug addiction" was suspected to be a factor in his death.

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