Missing Penn State Student Joe Dado Found Dead

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State University says the body of a missing student has been found at the bottom of a stairwell about 75 yards from where he was last seen alive.

The university said Monday evening that 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado, of Latrobe, was found dead at about 6 p.m. at the Hosler Building.

University police say it looks like Dado fell about 15 feet to the concrete below.

University Police Director Steve Shelow says there's no reason to suspect foul play and the death appears to be an accident.

Dado was last seen alive leaving the Phi Gamma Delta house around 3 a.m. Sunday.

University spokeswoman Lisa Powers says an autopsy and toxicology tests will be performed Tuesday at Mount Nittany Medical Center.