Penn student dies after fall from dorm

PHILADELPHIA - December 11, 2008 - College officials say Ryan Smith died Thursday. He had fallen from the fifth floor of the Fisher Hassenfeld College House at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

It is not clear what caused the fall. Smith lived in another dorm.

His family said through a university spokeswoman earlier this week that they do not believe it was a suicide attempt.

Smith was from Rose Valley, a Philadelphia suburb. He was a sophomore engineering major.

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