By Rob Bradfield
Baylor officials have confirmed that the Cadillac sedan found burning on Eastland Lake Road Thursday morning belonged to San Antonio Freshman Will Patterson.
Members of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core met with University Chaplain Burt Burleson Thursday afternoon to pray for Patterson, who has been reported missing since this morning. The McLennan County Sheriff’s Department reports a body was found in the car, but due to the severity of the burns it has not yet been identified.
“Baylor PD and the McLennan County Sheriffs have encouraged us not to speculate about it, but we knew that students would be in a very difficult place. So we wanted to convey what we do know and remind them of the support of the community,” Burleson said.
Neither the sheriff’s department nor the Baylor Police department could be reached for comment, but the investigators have not ruled out or confirmed the possibility of foul play. The body found in the car has been sent to Dallas for investigation. According to an email sent by Baylor to students in the BIC, police are treating the incident as a questionable death.
Patterson is a film and digital media major, a member of the BIC and a Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) pledge.
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