Yet another death darkens the already compromised reputation of the Occupy riots.
A man found dead in a tent at the “Occupy Denton” protest campsite on the grounds of the University of North Texas (UNT).
Police on Sunday identified Darwin Cox, 23, as the man found dead in a tent of the Occupy camp at the University of North Texas.
University and city police found his body at the eight-tent encampment after someone contacted authorities between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, UNT spokesman Buddy Price told KNTU Radio.
“Occupy Denton” quickly released a statement blaming the death on a drug overdose and adding that the deceased was “a fellow occupier, a kind and idealistic young man and a friend” whose “lifelong struggle with drug addiction”
Toxicology results have not yet been released and there is no official cause of death.
Protesters still plan to hold a vigil Monday evening for Cox to “mourn his loss and commemorate his life.”