Drinking killed Cornell student

According to an autopsy report, Cornell University freshman, Matthew Pearlstone,19, who was found dead last Friday morning in UVA’s Cauthen residence hall, died of "alcohol intoxication,"the Richmond Times-Dispatch is reporting. Medical examiners deemed Pearlstone’s death an accident, but would not disclose Pearlstone's blood-alcohol level.

As was previously posted on Hook.net, Pearlstone, a freshman from Missouri, had been the guest of a first-year student and, according to a Cavalier Daily story, drank from a flask of alcohol he took to a Thursday, March 16 gathering at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house, a possible violation of "dry rush" rules.

Correction: From the Associated Press:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ In a March 23 story about the death of a Cornell University freshman visiting the University of Virginia, The Associated Press erroneously reported that an autopy found that he died of alcohol intoxication. The cause of death was determined by toxicology tests, according to Arkuie Williams, an administrator for the state medical examiner’s office in Richmond.

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So why do we know instantly (less than a week) what killed the Cornell student, but we still aren't being told what killed that lovely UVA coed in November?