September 13, 2018 03:44 PM
The St. Paul Police Department has identified the man found dead at a University of Minnesota fraternity house as 20-year-old Dylan Fulton.
Department Public Information Coordinator Steve Linders said Fulton was found inside the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house on the 2000 block of Carter Avenue at around 5 a.m. Wednesday.
He said police have no reason to believe anything criminal in nature occurred. He also said there is nothing at this point that would lead police to believe a hazing or initiation process was involved in the man's death.
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Fulton's family released the following statement:
"It is with a very heavy heart that I share this but I want people to know the real Dylan and not let this horrific, unimaginable tragedy define the man Dylan truly was. This could have been anyone’s son/brother/grandson/nephew/cousin.....GOOD KID.
"Dylan was a hard working, responsible, peace making, animal loving, family oriented, fun-loving, witty Goofball!! He had an infectious personality. He was a great friend and care taker to many. He was a 4.0 student throughout his educational career and was Valedictorian of his 2017 class. He maintained his 4.0 at the U of Minnesota and made the Deans List. Dylan received a full ride to attend the U of M. He was very involved and held many offices throughout high school including FFA and placed 1st at the South Dakota State Convention which qualified him and his teammates for Nationals in Farm Business Management. Most recently he was an officer for his fraternity. He was a leader and was respected and looked up to by many. He directed plays as well as participating in them. He would often step up and motivate the crowd in supporting the team. He was involved in sports and rodeo. He loved spending time with his family especially his cousins.
"Dylan will be missed and we hope that nothing like this ever happens to your loved ones.
"Please keep my family in your prayers especially Paul, Kayleen, Wyatt, Mackayln and Jenna.
"WE LOVE YOU DYLAN!!!"
Updated: September 13, 2018 03:44 PM
Created: September 13, 2018 11:18 AM
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