The Body Count Continues: Man Dead at Occupy Campsite on North Texas Campus

Posted by on Dec 04, 2011 at 7:26 am

Occupy or die indeed.

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.

More here.

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.”

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2 Responses to “The Body Count Continues: Man Dead at Occupy Campsite on North Texas Campus”

  1. Harper on 5/05/11 at 9:17 am

    The local paper quotes the Occupy Denton spokesperson as saying that “it was no longer accurate to call it an Occupy Denton camp”, that the movement had decided to abandon it, but there were some that chose to stay. This in the same breath as saying that the death of a homeless drug addict shows how people “fall through the cracks” and that there isn’t a support structure to deal with the problem. Yet they didn’t do anything to help this man, despite being aware of his plight. The hypocrisy is stunning.