The Associated Press
PULLMAN — Police in Pullman say the body of a Washington State University professor has been found in a pond at Sunnyside Park.
Police found the body of the 51-year-old man early Wednesday morning. The Spokane Spokesman-Review identified him as Scott Stratton. The WSU website lists Stratton as an instructor in the history department who received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in 2007. His area of expertise was American history from the Civil War era through to 1960s counterculture.
Stratton’s family reported him missing Tuesday night after his dog, Mojo, came home from a walk without him, Pullman police Cmdr. Chris Tennant told the Spokesman-Review. Police searched overnight and found him floating in a park pond around 6:30 a.m.
The Whitman County coroner has tentatively ruled the death an accident and police say there is no suspicion of foul play.