Vigil held for Highland teen found dead on Mizzou campus

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by Elizabeth Eisele/ KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 14 at 6:30 AM

(KMOV.com) -- Family and friends in Highland held a vigil Sunday night for the teenage boy who died at a residence hall on the University of Missouri - Columbia campus.

Investigators have indentified the teen as Gregory Holthaus, 18, from Highland, Illinois.

Authorities said university police responded to the Pershing Residence Hall for a medical emergency around 9 a.m. Sunday and found Holthaus to be unresponsive.

Holthaus was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said they did not find any evidence of foul play. The official cause of death has not been released.

Police said Holthaus was a guest of one of the residents at the hall.

Stay with News 4 and KMOV.com for further updates. 

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