By Casi McIntyre
Authorities have identified the body discovered recently on Cal Polyâ€™s campus as that of Robert (Sean) Aversano, an 18-year-old first semester Cuesta student.
Autopsy results indicate the manner in which Aversono died was from blunt force trauma, authorities said, adding that no foul play was involved.
â€œThe cause of death is pending toxicology results,â€ said Tony Cipolla, spokesperson for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
Authorities have not yet determined if the death was natural, accidental or intentional and are waiting for more detailed autopsy results before ruling conclusively, Cipolla said.
â€œWeâ€™re waiting on the results, that will hopefully give us a few more answers,â€ Cipolla said, referring to the exact cause of death. â€œIt could have been natural. He could have been climbing the tower and had a heart attack and then fallen off.â€
A local hiker found Aversonoâ€™s body at the base of Cal Polyâ€™s radio tower on Tuesday, Cipolla said. Authorities have reported that no one was with Aversano when he died.
This death comes at a time when university students are returning to school â€” and Sheriffâ€™s and FBI officials were combing the Cal Poly hillsides for remains of Kristen Smart, a student who went missing 20 years ago.