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Cause of death released in Tennessee drowning of M-U student

An autopsy done on a Mizzou fraternity member who died in Nashville had a high level of alcohol in his system when he drowned in the Cumberland River in March.

Riley Strain’s cause of death is listed as drowning and ethanol intoxication.

Strain had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 — nearly three times the legal limit. The toxicology tests detected THC in his system as well.

The University of Missouri Fiji House student went missing on March 8 after being thrown out of a Nashville bar. He was later discovered floating in the Cumberland River.

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