October 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Man found dead in Bellingham park was former WWU student
The body found last weekend in a Bellingham park was a 19-year-old former Western Washington University student, Bellingham police and WWU officials say.
The man’s body was found Saturday morning in Franklin Park, but had no identification, police said. Officers checked his fingerprints but could not match them with any in a law-enforcement database.
On Sunday, police received a call from someone who believed the dead man could be his missing roommate, which was confirmed by police.
The man has been identified as William Viktor Litvin, who was from Chelan, police said. According to WWU officials, Litvin last attended the university during spring quarter, and was not enrolled at WWU during the current fall quarter.
An autopsy Monday did not identify the cause of death but did indicate the presence of illegal drugs in his system, police said. The complete toxicology report will not be known for several days.
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