An official at the University of North Texas says a man has been found dead at a campsite on the school’s campus where Occupy Denton protesters have been gathering.
The Dallas Morning News reports that university spokesman Buddy Price says officers from the school’s police department found the man’s body Saturday after someone called authorities. Price says no one else was at the encampment when police arrived.
Officials identified the the dead man as Darwin Cox, 23, of Denton.
“He was found in a tent on the Occupy Denton camp where he had been given shelter after a fellow occupier saw him suffering from a fever,” according to an unsigned statement posted on the Occupy Denton Facebook page early Sunday morning. “Darwin’s lifelong struggle with drug addiction is suspected to have played a role in this tragedy.”