(CBS Detroit) — The Ingham County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that 18-year-old Brendan Santo died of an accidental drowning.
The examiner also found acute ethanol intoxication was a contributing factor in his death.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
The teen was visiting friends at Michigan State University when he was reported missing on Oct. 29, 2021.
His body was recovered on Jan. 21 from the Red Cedar River after a private investigator working with the family notified authorities of what he believed was Santo.READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
Santo, a Rochester Hills native, was a student at Grand Valley State University.
MSU police say the investigation remains open as they examine other items uncovered at the scene.MORE NEWS: GOP Michigan Governor Candidate Ryan Kelley Says COVID Policies At Debate A 'Dealbreaker'
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