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No Quick Answers In A&M Student's Spring Break Death

By: AP
By: AP

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (March 20, 2009)—The parents of Texas A&M University sophomore Justin Richard Delval, 21, whose body was found near a beachfront condominium complex in Panama City, Fla., may have to wait for several months for answers about how their son died.

The Panama City News-Herald reports that the Florida Medical Examiner’s Office will perform a microscopic tissue examination and toxicology tests, the results from which won’t be available for 60 to 90 days.

The newspaper reports that the medical examiner ruled out traumatic injury as the cause of Delval’s death.

Delval, who’s from Katy, was in Panama City on a spring break trip.

A maintenance worker found his body Wednesday morning near the condo complex.

Police said Wednesday there were no signs of foul play and a Panama City TV station reported on its Web site that an investigation revealed that Delval had been drinking heavily during the day Tuesday.


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