The death of a Villanova student in August was the result of acute alcohol poisoning, according to the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The office released the finding Sunday after reviewing an autopsy and toxicology test.
A friend found Kinara Patel, 18, unresponsive in a dorm room in Sullivan Hall the morning of August 28 and called 911. At the time, investigators said they had no immediate cause of death, but they did not suspect foul play.
An autopsy was conducted the following morning, but the medical examiner’s office awaited toxicology results before issuing an official cause.