Joe Dado Found Dead in West Campus Stairwell
Joseph Dado, who went missing Sunday morning, was found dead in a stairwell between the Hosler and Steidler buildings this evening around 6:00 pm when a repairman responded to a routine call.
There was no evidence of foul play. It appears that Dado fell approximately 15 feet, suffering critical head trauma. President Spanier told a group of students this evening that alcohol was involved in the incident.
Dado was reported to have left Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) alone around 3:00 am Sunday morning. The original blog post published by Onward State about the incident is available here.
We will update this post with additional information as it becomes available.
Thanks go to Maxwell Kruger for the slideshow photos and the Bing imagery included in this post.
Update 11:14 pm: The Centre County Report News Team produced this video of tonight’s events.
Update 9/22 12:10 am:
Pictures by Stefan Choquette
Update 9/22 10:51 am: The Centre County Report published another video late last night chronicling the timeline of events from Sunday morning to Monday night.
Update 9/22 3:31 pm: The Collegian just reported that Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers has confirmed that Dado’s death was an accident, but neither Sayers nor the University will confirm that alcohol played a part in the incident. However, the Collegian notes that a student who was with Dado that night said he had been drinking, “but not enough to require medical attention.”