February student death linked to alcohol

By LINDSAY WELBERS
Staff Writer

A University of Chicago student who was found in his dorm room in February died as a result of alcohol poisoning, the Cook County Medical Examiner said.

An autopsy ruled that his death was accidental.

Nicholas Barnes, a third-year Germanic studies student, was discovered on Feb. 15.

The key card Barnes used to enter the residence hall had not been swiped in eight days before he was found.

l.welbers@hpherald.com