Police: 'Altercation' preceded TCU student's death

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Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 3:23 PM

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FORT WORTH — The Fort Worth police homicide unit is investigating how 23-year-old TCU senior Stewart Trese died Tuesday.

His body was discovered by TCU police around 9:15 a.m. at the GrandMarc apartment complex across from campus.

On Tuesday night, Fort Worth police said Trese had suffered "apparent trauma," and that an "altercation had occurred between acquaintances."

Investigators said everyone involved in that fight has been identified and located.

"There is no danger or threat of further violence related to this incident on the TCU campus," Fort Worth police said in a written statement.

A friend tells News 8 Trese was a marketing major at TCU and was involved in a Christian fraternity. School records show he was also the valedictorian at Hill School in Fort Worth.

Students like Garrett Grim were uneasy Tuesday as the investigation unfolded.

"I saw the crime scene car," Grim told News 8. "I became a little more speculative as to what might have actually happened. I mean, I didn’t hear any gunshots or anything like that."

TCU administrators sent an e-mail to students Tuesday afternoon to explain there had been a death.

"We are saddened by the loss of a valued member of our community and our thoughts and prayers are with Stewart’s family at this time," the university said in a statement.

We're told that Trese's father is a doctor in Fort Worth.

E-mail lzakalik@wfaa.com

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