High temps may have played factor in death of Perry High student

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - An 18-year-old was found unconscious in Tuscarawas County this week.

Authorities say Mitchell Williams had been doing law care service prior to the incident.

Coworkers found him at the Ohio Northern University Metzger Nature Center and called 911. He was eventually pronounced dead.

The cause of death is undetermined at this time, but heat is said to have played a factor.

Williams attended Perry High.

"I remember Mitchell as a caring student who fit in really well at PHS. He was liked by all. This is extremely difficult for our school and community," said Perry High School Principal Jason Conrad.

The school also released this statement:

Dear Perry Family,

Student Sierra Marchand said he was always there for her.

"He always wanted to talk and he was a daredevil. He always wanted to put himself out there," she said.

Student Dominic Confalone described him as a jokester.

"He was considered the class clown, he would always make us laugh," Confalone said.

"If it's a down day then he'll make you happy he'll be the one telling the jokes to make you happy even when he's not in the best mood and we will miss him," said Ryan Slutz.

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