(CBS 11 News) DALLAS An SMU student was found
dead in his room on Saturday.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Reported that Jacob died of a lethal combination of alcohol and drugs.
Sophomore Jacob Stiles of Naperville was found dead in his fraternity house in December.
Reported additional facts regarding Jacob's death as result of the combination of alcohol and fentanyl a rare and expensive painkiller sometimes taken in the form of a lollipop.
"What's really nasty about fentanyl [is] it's a more potent narcotic than heroin or morphine -- up to 100 times," Dr. Klein- schmidt said. "People can have overdoses and not know what they've gotten themselves into." Fentanyl has been linked in the last few years to hundreds of overdose deaths around the country.
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He says leads not pursued aggressively; chief defends inquiry
Reported that Jacob's parents questioned whether campus police fully investigated the case. Jacob's father said "text messages indicate one of his son's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers provided him with drugs the night before a narcotic and alcohol mix killed the 20-year-old in December." "We want something to happen with this investigation, and we want the truth to come out," said Tom Stiles.
Issue date: 7/2/07 Section: Opinion
SMU Professor George Henson questioned the University's reaction to a series of substance abuse deaths involving alcohol and other drugs.
Within days after Jake's death, Dr. Jim Caswell -- then VP of Student Affairs,
as well as an SMU alum, and distinguished alumnus of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity
-- told The Dallas Morning News that the university considered Jake's death to
be "isolated" and that drug use was not "a chapter-wide problem," adding that
the case had been "resolved to [their] satisfaction."
The author then detailed two other recent deaths as SMU and tragedies from other campuses in a plea for SMU official to effectively address the issue.
Laura Murray, Contributing Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reported that twelve months after Jacob's death, his parents still do not have a police report of his death.
"The bottom line is, we do not really know what happened to Jacob," Mrs. Stiles
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