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Information about WSU death released

PULLMAN — Whitman County Coroner, Annie Pillers, has released information on the body found at Washington State’s Stephenson Hall on Wednesday, Apr. 13.

The male identified was 19-year-old Theodore Ray Clarkson, III.

“The cause of death is asphyxia due to hanging, and the manner of death is suicide,” reports the Whitman County Coroners Office.

At 12:39 a.m., Washington State University police were called to the Stephenson Hall complex, where a body was reported just south of the complex. Since then, an investigation has been underway, waiting for the final report from the coroner’s office.



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