WATERLOO, Iowa --- Police have released the cause of death in the case of a Waterloo teen who died Sunday after he was found unconscious Friday morning.
Officials with the Iowa Medical Examiner's Office determined Marcellus Andrews, 19, of Waterloo, died of blunt force trauma to his head, police said Tuesday.
No arrests have been made, and officers are still investigating the incident.
Witnesses had told The Courier that people involved in the fight had taunted Andrews with anti-gay slurs, but police said none of the witnesses mentioned the slurs in interviews with detectives.
Police also said that anti-gay sentiment wasn't behind the assault.
According to police, Andrews was at a friend's house in the 200 block of Cottage Street shortly before 1 a.m. Friday when people in a vehicle pulled up, and a fight ensued. Paramedics flew Andrews to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, and he died Sunday afternoon after he was removed from life support.
His funeral is scheduled for Saturday.