Authorities await toxicology results in Palatine teen's death at NIU

  • David Bogenberger

    David Bogenberger

Updated 11/5/2012 10:20 AM

The cause of death of a 19-year-old Palatine student found dead Friday at an off-campus fraternity house at Northern Illinois University won't be determined for at least 10 days.

An autopsy was performed Saturday on the body of David R. Bogenberger, a freshman at the school who was found unresponsive in a bed at the Eta Nu Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.


"An autopsy has been completed but the cause of death won't be determined until we get the toxicology results back which will be 10 days to two weeks," said David A. Jacobson, chief deputy DeKalb County coroner.

Jacobson said there were "no signs of foul play nor is suicide suspected either," he added. "Both our office and the DeKalb city police will continue our investigation."

DeKalb Police did not provide additional details Saturday afternoon. DeKalb police Lt. Jason Leverton said investigators were looking into whether alcohol may have played a role in the death.

"We just wait for (toxicology) results from this point on," Jacobson said.

Bogenberger graduated from Palatine High School in June. He was a student of the College of Business at NIU and lived on campus in a residence hall.

The Eta Nu chapter of the fraternity has ceased chapter operations to "give our full cooperation to our local authorities and the investigation," according to a statement. Further information was not forthcoming, according to the statement.

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