CSU student died of natural causes, Larimer County coroner said

Ellie Mulder

The student who died in Westfall Hall last month died of natural causes, according to a Larimer County Office statement released Friday.

“Cause and manner of death are both undetermined, but we’re favoring a cardiac-related death due to our investigation,” said Steve Hanks, Larimer County deputy coroner and investigator.


The student, freshman sociology major Jordyn-Rhea Tuiasosopo, was found Feb. 5 in her residence hall room.

After a thorough autopsy investigation, the coroner’s office has classified Tuiasosopo’s death as naturally caused and will not be further investigating her case, Hanks said.

No drugs or alcohol were found in her system. Congestive cardiac failure was found to be the most likely cause of death.

“Right now, it’s closed at our end,” Hanks said. “There’s really nothing else we can do.”

Collegian Reporter Ellie Mulder can be reached at news@collegian.com or on twitter @lemarie.