Autopsy Complete On Soldier Found Dead In WKU Dorm

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Campbell soldier who died in a Western Kentucky University dorm room fell out of a bed and hit his head on a floor, the coroner said.

Pvt. Lank Graves, 20, of Glasgow, was pronounced dead Sunday morning in Barnes-Campbell Hall. Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby said Graves rolled off a bed and struck his head on the floor.

Kirby said he expects a preliminary autopsy report by Tuesday. He said he hasn't ruled out drugs or alcohol as a factor in Graves' death, pending a toxicology report.

Graves was visiting a friend for the weekend, Kirby said.

The two returned to the dorm around 6 a.m. CST Sunday, Deputy Coroner Dwayne Lawrence said. Emergency officials were called just after noon.

Graves was a standout on the Glasgow High football and basketball teams. He was named to the Class AA, Region 1, District 2 first team in 2005 while playing quarterback for the Scotties.

"He was a great athlete and a competitive young man, but I remember him more for the tremendously sweet side that he had," Glasgow High athletic director Sam Royse told the Bowling Green Daily News. "It's a tragic thing, and we're very, very saddened to lose a young life."

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Hmmmm Location: wondering..... on Dec 4, 2007 at 02:10 PM
    Something is not right about this....he fell out of bed and hit his head? Very suspicious. I feel for his family.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Dec 3, 2007 at 09:36 PM
    My prayers are with the entire family.
  • by Spc. Brown Location: Fort Campbell on Dec 3, 2007 at 03:45 PM
    I was a good friend to grave. I just found out to day about his passing. my condolencese to his family

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