Authorities say 18-year-old Brandon Landau was found Sunday after a party thrown at White Pines State Park outside Oregon, about 85 miles west of Chicago. He was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital.
Illinois Wesleyan spokesman Matt Kurz says Landau was from the Bronx and was a member of the Sigma Pi fraternity.
Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia's office says an autopsy Monday was inconclusive and investigators are waiting for toxicology and other tests.
The coroner's office says when Landau was found his lower torso was in a stream and his upper body was on a log. He'd suffered superficial cuts and abrasions.
There will be a candlelight vigil Wednesday night at 7 p.m. on campus for Landau.
The fraternity he belonged to released a statement: "The Epsilon-Gamma Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International is deeply saddened by the loss of Brother Brandon Landau, Class of 2015. On Sunday, March 4 at 12:40 p.m. he was pronounced deceased at Rockford Memorial Hospital after spending the weekend at a social event at White Pines State Park in Mt. Morris, IL. We are actively working with the proper authorities. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Brandon's family in New York. He was a great friend and brother, and we all miss him terribly."
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