Police Investigating Whether Alcohol Played Role in ‘Nova Student Death

18-year-old sophomore Villanova business student Kinara Patel, from North Jersey, was found dead in Sullivan Hall, a residence hall, on Thursday morning. Police have all but ruled out foul play, but are investigating whether alcohol played a role.

Radnor Township Police Lt. Andy Block says investigators believe Patel died overnight after spending a night out with friends in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Her body was discovered by a friend. Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in Patel’s death. When asked if police believed she was drinking in a bar Wednesday night, Lt. Block said that was one possibility police were looking into.

An autopsy is being performed this morning. [NBC 10]