Autopsy: Dow died of fall, not fight

PEABODY – An autopsy of a 2005 Peabody High School graduate who died after falling off an Allston apartment building Saturday showed his injuries were consistent with a fall, not a fight, according to Boston police.Shawn Dow, 21, a student at the Art Institute of Boston, died after he fell from the roof of 14 Glenville Ave. in Allston, where a college party was going on, police said.Police initially responded to the building around 2:30 a.m. to break up a fight. After Dow was pronounced dead, rumors circulated that he may have been involved in the fight before he died.”Autopsy reports have determined that the trauma sustained by Shawn Dow is consistent with a fall and not consistent with injuries sustained as a result of an assault,” Boston police said in a statement. “Detectives interviewed more than 20 witnesses, none of whom placed Mr. Dow in or near the altercation.”-Dan O’Brien

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