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Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said today that toxicology reports indicate Hanne Tischler ’04 had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 when she accidentally fell to her death May 6 from a third-story window in South College. The level at which motorists in Pennsylvania can be charged with driving while intoxicated is 0.10.

Grim had previously reported May 7, following an investigation by the coroner’s office, the Lafayette public safety office, and the Easton Police Department, that Tischler had been alone in the room prior to the fall. There was no foul play determined. The coroner formally ruled the death an accident, resulting from blunt force trauma due to the fall.

Investigations are ongoing into Tischler’s alleged consumption of alcohol prior to the fall. Lafayette public safety is investigating possible on-campus consumption and will turn over results to the dean of students. The state police Liquor Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is investigating possible consumption off-campus.

More than 500 members of the Lafayette community and others attended a memorial service in Colton Chapel May 7 and many attended funeral services at Kesher Israel Congregation, West Chester, Pa., the following day.

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