MVC Freshman Death

Missouri Valley College officials say the death of an 18-year-old freshman who was found dead in his dorm room appears to be from natural causes.

Sherrell Smith was found Friday night. He was part of the first graduating class from Lift for Life, a charter school in St. Louis. Life for Life administrator Katrice Noble says Smith was a diabetic but seemed to have that under control. She says he came to the Missouri Valley campus Wednesday so he could start training for football. Lift for Life was hosting a vigil for Smith Sunday night at the St. Louis school.