Feather River College investigating circumstances surrounding students death

Oct 14, 2014 6:47 PM by News Staff

The president of Feather River College says he has launched an internal investigation after a student was found dead following a weekend party at a cabin owned by the college's athletic director.

"Abigail "Grace" Holland, of Park City, Utah was found dead on the living room floor of a Lake Almanor cabin Sunday morning.

According to Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood, more than 50 students attended a party at the cabin Saturday night. The cabin where the party was held is owned by the school's Athletic Director Merle Trueblood.

Feather River College President Kevin Trutna said the internal investigation will look into whether or not any staff or officials had knowledge of the party. "I have commissioned an independent, third-party investigator to determine in Feather River College staff had any previous knowledge of the off-campus party."

Investigators are looking into reports of alcohol use and drug use at the party, but a toxicology report will take several weeks to come back. At this time foul play does not appear to be involved.


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