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Autopsy finds WWU student died in the water

THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010, 1:05 P.M.

BELLINGHAM — The autopsy today on a body found on the Bellingham waterfront confirms it is Western Washington University student Dwight Clark.

Police say Whatcom County Medical Examiner Dr. Gary Goldfogel confirmed the identification through dental records and a Washington state driver’s license police, student ID, credit cards and cell phone. Cash was also on the body.

The autopsy indicates Clark died in the water. There were no signs of inflicted injury.

The body apparently had been in the water since Sept. 26 when Clark disappeared after leaving a party.

The body was found Wednesday by a Port of Bellingham contract worker in a lagoon on property formerly owned by Georgia Pacific.

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