Questions surround NCCU student's death

April 12, 2008 10:45:12 AM PDT
There's a new twist in the death of a North Carolina Central University student.

Investigators are's ruling anything out, saying there could be more to his death than first thought.

A group home called Will's Place is located in the 300-block of Park Ave. That's where Tyrell Fuller collapsed Monday and never gained consciousness.

Police are looking into a tip a they received the next day alleging the 21-year-old may have been the victim of an assault.

"We basically got involved when we developed the information that there was an altercation at the group home, and then obviously with the subsequent death and the timing of it all, we need to look into," Creedmoor Police Chief Tim Benware said.

Benware wouldn't give much detail about the tip, but says he hasn't ruled out homicide.

Fuller, a history major, would have graduated next month. He had worked at Will's Place and was a resident assistant at his off-campus dorm.

When health officials initially suspected meningitis as his sudden cause of death, dozens of classmates were ordered to get antibiotics.

Friday his autopsy came back inconclusive, leading several students to wonder how he died and whether their campus is still at risk.


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