West Virginia University’s Office of Student Life has received word of the death of Richard K. Allara, a 22-year-old junior pre-physical therapy major from Matewan.Allara’s body was found Sunday evening, Dec. 19, at his Chateau Royale apartment in Morgantown.
The cause of death has not been confirmed.
Allara was registered at WVU for the fall semester, but had not yet registered for the spring semester.
Kim Mosby, Assistant Dean of Student Life, said student life officials will be in touch with the family, and expressed her condolences to the Allara family. Students noted that Allara, a former member of the football team, was a well-known and well-liked student on campus.